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Last Name
McMaster University
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Human Rights, Museology
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About Me

Having worked with various libraries, archives, and oral history collections across the country, Carly returned to McMaster University in 2016 as an emerging museum professional pursuing her doctorate through the LR Wilson Institute for Canadian History.

Continuing to interrogate public history methods in her academic work, her comparative dissertation about human rights museum seeks to determine if museum workers, broadly defined, can do human rights work. Her case studies are the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, England, and the National Center of Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia.

She is also an editor for Active History.

Recent Publications

(Co-editor, with Dr Jenny Ellison and Dr Andrew Johnston). Employing History: A Guide to Graduate School and Navigating the Job Market. Canadian Historical Association, 2020.

Genocide.” The Canadian Encyclopedia (Fall 2020).

Kirsty Robertson, Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Culture, Museums.” Historical Studies in Education 31, no. 1 (Spring 2020): 140-142.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Canada, United States, United Kingdom
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, England, North America, United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Genocide, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, Libraries & Archives, Museums, Politics, Public History, Race, Religion, Slavery