PhD Candidate, University of Guelph

Education:

Ph.D. Candidate, A.B.D., Department of History, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN, Fall      2002 – 2008.

M.A., Department of History, UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN, Fall 2000 – Summer 2002.

Thesis: “Invisible Demons: Epidemic Disease and the Plains Cree, 1670-1880.”

B.A., Honours, Department of History, UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH, Fall 1996 – Winter 2000.

Undergraduate Thesis: “Invisible Demons: Disease Beyond Huronia in the Seventeenth Century.”

Fields:

-Canadian History: Prehistory to Present.

-History of Medicine in North America, 1609-1900.

-Indigenous/White Relations in Colonial North America.

-Comparative Canadian-American ‘Indian Policy,’ 1830-2003.

Current Research: I’m very fortunate to be currently under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Carstairs

My research examines disease and epidemic disease on the Great Plains in the early/mid 19th century, with particular focus on how HBC personnel; missionaries; and the government addressed epidemics

Contact: brainr@uoguelph.ca