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Canadian history, North American history, women's and gender history, rural history, food history, leisure history, sports history, agricultural history, First World War, museums, public history
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I am an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at the University of Guelph, and a Part-Time Instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University and Seneca College. My PhD, with a specialty in Canadian history, was completed at York University in 2013 under the guidance of Dr. Bettina Bradbury with support from Dr. Craig Heron and Dr. Jennifer Stephen. My doctoral dissertation, “Benevolence, Bicycles, and Quilting Bees,” examined the prevalence women’s leisure and sporting activities in three small southern Ontario towns between the years 1871 and 1914. I have also published articles and book chapters that examine themes such as race, medicine, and crime in rural areas and small towns. My current research project examines women’s culinary labour on tobacco farms in southern Ontario in the mid- to late-20th century.

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Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Food History, Gender, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Rural & Agrarian History, Sports, Women, World War I