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University of Regina
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sugar, advertising, commodities, capital, health, gender, retail
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About Me

I am a Professor of History at the University of Regina in Treaty 4 Territory in Saskatchewan, Canada, where I have been based since 2015. The University of Regina has campuses in Treaty 4 and Treaty 6, which are the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation.

Recent Publications

Purchasing Power: Women and the Rise of Canadian Consumer Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, March 2020. 304 pp. DOI:

Retail Nation: Department Stores and the Making of Modern Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011. 320 pp.

With Kiera Mitchell. “Mary Quayle Innis: Faculty Wives’ Contributions and the Making of Academic Celebrity.” The Canadian Historical Review 99, no. 3 (2018): 456–86. 30 pp. DOI:

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Economic History, Food History, Gender