Welcome to my web-space! I have created this site as a way to draw together the projects on which I have been working as well as share with you some of the ideas I have had over the years.
I am an assistant professor in the Department of History at Huron University College. My research focuses on the diverse ways in which Indigenous peoples in the northeast and lower Great Lakes engaged with colonial schooling and colonial colleges at the turn of the nineteenth century. You can read a description of my current research project here. This project grew out of my doctoral dissertation, “Two Conquests: Aboriginal Experiences of the Fall of New France and Acadia,” which I completed at York University in 2011. I am also one of the founding editors of ActiveHistory.ca. This web-based project aims to make academic history more accessible to broader audiences. About once a month I contribute a blog post on Active History. Click here to read some of my recent posts.
These projects reflect my broader interest in literacy and education, the social and cultural dynamics of community, the history of Indigenous peoples and settler colonialism in the northeast and lower Great Lakes, and connections between geography, environment and community.