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Emily LeDuc


Emily LeDuc is a senior doctoral candidate in the Department of History. Her research focuses on intersections of cultural history and nationalism studies, often considering how cultural production - particularly mass culture industries - influence individual and collective identities. Emily is wrapping up her dissertation "A Matter of National Necessity: American Television, Canadian Viewers and the Cultural Negotiation of Identity 1940-1990". This study probes the history of broadcast television in Canada and seeks to understand how Canadians responded to American cultural influences after World War II. Emily is particularly interested in the unique communities of viewers fostered by broadcasting and the symbiotic relationship between cultural producers and consumers. Though her dissertation focuses on television, her research interests and courses taught extend to wider arenas of material culture and popular culture - often using both to re-examine hallmark moments of Canadian History from new angles. 

Emily lives in Toronto with her partner and her dog Finnegan. In her spare time, she enjoys language studies, travelling, film, and a good dinner party.

Courses Taught

History 390 - Considering the Nation: Nationalism and Transnationalism of 20th Century North America
History 391 - Made In Canada: Canadian Cultural History Since 1900
History 124 - Canada in the World (Online)
LIBS 100 - The Origins and Practices of The Liberal Arts (Online)

Research Scholarship + Fellowships

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Canada Graduate Scholarship 2013-2016
Ontario Graduate Scholarship 2016-2017
Joseph Leslie Engler Dissertation Fellowship in Canadian History 2017 - 2018


Graduate History Students' Association President - 2013-2014
Nugent Committee Representative - 2014-2015

Awards and recognition
  • W.J. Barnes Teaching Award - 2017-2018 (Nominated)
  • History Department Teaching Fellow Award - 2017-2018 (Pending Result)

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




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