Joanne is a second year PhD student studying under Dr. Allan English. Her research interests include Canada’s military and political history, Canada’s role in international alliances, and the formation and growth of the Canadian identity. She is also interested in relationships between political and military leaders and examines the relationship between Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and various military leaders in the early Cold War (1948-1958).
Her professional background includes researching and producing Heritage Minutes for Historica Canada, marketing, and event management. She believes in the power of storytelling and the importance of making Canadian history more accessible to all.
Joanne is the current President of the Graduate History Students’ Association (GHSA) and served as the Professional Development representative for the GHSA in 2021-2022.
She won the 2022-2023 Donald S. Rickerd Fellowship in Canadian-American studies and was selected as an emerging scholar for the Canadian Defence and Security Network’s 2022 Summer Institute at Carleton University.