Campus: Wilfrid Laurier
Office: DAWB 4-149

I am a Canadian historian with special interests in social and cultural history, rural life, and the province of Ontario. I am currently working on a book-length study of the relationship between rural and urban Ontario, and ideas about those places, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

My recent publications include The Letters of Adam Hope, 1834-1845 (Champlain Society, 2007), an edited and annotated collection of correspondence written by a Scottish emigrant to Upper Canada that sheds light on the society, politics, culture, and economy of the colony in the years around the Rebellion of 1837; “Writing Across the Rural-Urban Divide: The Case of Peter McArthur, 1909-1924,” Journal of Canadian Studies (Spring 2007); and “Ontario and the Great War,” in David Mackenzie, ed., Canada and the First World War (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005), 230-271.