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Kyle Hammer


Kyle’s research focuses on the history of urban and suburban change in Halifax following the First World War. Under the supervision of Dr. Barrington Walker, Kyle’s work aims to understand how identities and statuses are reproduced and entrenched through spatial patterns and practices.

Selected Publications

Conference Papers

  • “Meritocratic Space: The Suburb and Whiteness during the Cold War,” 12th Annual McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History. Queen’s University, Kingston, 2015
  • “The Liberal-Welfare State, Blight, and Africville,” Works in Progress: The Construction of Identities Through Discursive Practices in Contemporary (Canadian) Society. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, 2017
  • “Suburban Nationhood,” 14th Annual McGill-Queen’s Graduate Conference in History. Queen’s University, Kingston, 2017
  • “Whiteness in the Long Atlantic,” Atlantic Canadian Studies Conference. Acadia University, Wolfville, 2018
  • “Recreation and Memory: Seaview Memorial Park, 1975-2010,” Mid-Atlantic-New England Council for Canadian Studies Conference, Lake Placid Conference Centre, Lake Placid, 2018 (forthcoming)

Other Publications

  • Developing Historical Thinkers in the 21st Century,” Queen’s Education Library (April 2014)
Awards and recognition
  • 2016 - Social Science and Humanities Research Council, Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2015 - The Alfred Bader Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities
  • 2015 - Queen’s Graduate Award
  • 2014 - Lower Fellowship in Canadian History

Department of History, Queen's University

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Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.