Here’s a snapshot of me. For more details, check out my full CV.
2009-2017 Ph.D., History, University of Toronto
2006-2007 M.A., History, University of Ottawa
2002-2006 Hon. B.A. (History Specialist), Trinity College, University of Toronto,
“Aeromobile Sprawl: Mass Air Travel and Its Socio-Environmental Impact in 1970s Canada.” Studies in Contemporary History 14 (2017), 3: 442-464.
“Breaking New Ground: Montreal-Mirabel International Airport, Mass Aeromobility, and Megaproject Development in 1960s and 1970s Canada.” Journal of Canadian Studies 50, 1 (Winter 2016): 3-33.
“Governing Global Aeromobility: Canada and Airport Refugee Claimants in the 1980s.” Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies 6, 3 (Winter 2016): 22-40.
“Justin Trudeau’s “New Deal” for Cities: A Very Brief History of Federal-Urban Relations”. Active History, October 30, 2015: http://activehistory.ca/2015/10/justin-trudeaus-new-deal-for-cities/
“Downsizing Flight Attendants and the Deregulation and Privatization of Air Travel in Canada”. Active History, June 10, 2014: http://activehistory.ca/2014/06/downsizing-flight-attendants-in-the-sky-and-the-deregulation-and-privatization-of-air-travel-in-canada/
“Canada’s Messy History of Big-Ticket Airport Projects, from Mirabel to Porter to Pickering”. The Toronto Review of Books, January 22, 2014: http://www.torontoreviewofbooks.com/2014/01/canadas-messy-history-big-ticket-airport-projects-mirabel-porter-pickering/
“Taking Off: Thinking Historically about Air Travel and Mobility in Late Twentieth Century Canada.” Mobility in History 5, 1 (January 2014): 134-142.
“The Megaphone as Material Culture: Design, Use and Symbolism in North American Society, 1878-1980.” Material Culture Review 73 (Spring 2011): 7-19.
SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2016 Jeanne Armour Senior Graduate Scholarship in Canadian History
2015-2017 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Fellowship in Public History
2014 John Scholes Transport History Research Essay Prize, International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility
2013-2014 Canadian Studies Graduate Fellow, University College, University of Toronto
2017 “Bilingualism in the Air: Language, Aviation, and the 1976 Canadian Airline Pilots Association Strike.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association. Toronto, May 31.
2015 “Aero-Mobile Sprawl: Jet-Age Airports and Socio-Environmental Disruption in 1970s Canada.” Presented at the Mobility and Environment Conference, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society. Munich, Germany, February 14.
2014 “Global Mobilities, Local Stasis: Refugees, the State, and the Struggle for Citizenship at Canadian Airports, 1976-1989.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M). Philadelphia, September 19.
2014 “A Smoothness Unrealized: Airport Security and Local/Global Frictions in Late Twentieth Century Canada.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association. St. Catharines, Ontario, May 26.
2014 “Sovereignty and Mobility in the Jet Age: The Struggle For/Over Citizenship at Airports in Late Twentieth Century Canada.” Presented at the Canadian Studies Graduate Fellow Workshop. Toronto, February 27.
2013 “Canada’s Next Generation Airport: Mirabel, The Gospel of Growth, and New Spatial Realities.” Presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History. Toronto, October 4. Session organizer.
2012 “The Bad Neighbour: The Jet Age Airport and the Discourse of Noise in Suburban Vancouver, 1973-1996.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association. Vancouver, November 2.
2012 “’Tuning In’: Jet Aircraft, Noise Awareness and Prevention, and the Modern Soundscape in Canada, 1973-1996.” Presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Urban History Association. New York City, October 28.
2017-18 Course Instructor, Canadian Studies Program, University College, University of Toronto
2013-17 Teaching Assistant, Canadian Studies Program, University College, University of Toronto
2009-14 Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Toronto
OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
2015-2017 Research and Outreach Officer, Dictionary of Canadian Biography
– Researched and responded to public queries, organized conference events, and developed strategies to connect with other organizations and groups.
2016 Co-organizer, “History that Actually Gets Read: Biographies Beyond Academia”, annual joint conference of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography and University of Toronto, Department of History. April 9.
2014 Panel Chair and Moderator, “(De)Constructing Sites: Reinterpreting Histories”, Annual Graduate History Symposium, University of Toronto. February 8.
2013-2015 Associate Editor, Past Tense, graduate journal of the Department of History, University of Toronto.
2012 Co-organizer, “Debt and Dependence”, Annual Graduate History Symposium, University of Toronto. February 2-3.
2012-2017 Chief Presiding Officer, University of Toronto
– Responsibilities included invigilating final examinations for undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts and Science, supervising examination rooms ranging from thirty to three hundred students, responding to and resolving in-exam developments, and leading training sessions for newly hired Chief Presiding Officers (between November 2014 and November 2017).
2008-2009 Research Assistant, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
– Responsibilities included speech writing on variety of public policy topics, general project management, and public (constituent) relations.
Canadian Studies Network
Canadian Historical Association
International Association of the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility