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Last Name
University of Guelph
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Canada, Food, First World War, Women, Gender, Culture, Identity, Museums, Tourism, The West
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About Me

I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Guelph. My dissertation research explores the relationship between women and the government over food control in Canada during the First World War.

My fields of interest include Canadian History, Women’s and Gender History, Food History, Settler Colonialism, Rural and Agricultural History, Public History, Consumer History, Religious History, and Museums and Living History Sites.

My MA in History was completed at the University of Calgary in 2016 on the topic of Public Dining in Western Canada. I also completed my Honours Thesis at the University of Calgary on urban and rural experiences of death and dying in Alberta.

I have experience working in museums as an interpreter and draw upon my work in historic foodways programming to add an experiential element to my research. I completed my BA(Hons) in History with a minor in Museum and Heritage Studies and a Co-op Designation.

I can be found on LinkedIn.

I write a food history blog: Potatoes, Rhubarb, and Ox.

Recent Publications

“Gender Roles, Not Jell-O Roles: Deconstructing Radio Ads and Canadian Domesticity.” Unwritten Histories. 20 March 2018. 

With Sandy Barron. “Thoughts on Public History and Confederate Monuments.” Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies Blog. 25 August 2017.

“Practical Suggestions for an ‘Army of Savers’: Home Front Food During Canada’s First World War.” TRANSverse Journal. September 2016.

“Western Canadian Identity on the Menu.” Alberta History. March 2016.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Food History, Gender, Government, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Politics, Public History, Religion, Rural & Agrarian History, Women, World War I