Michelle Johnston

PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo

Education:

Master of Arts (History) – University of Waterloo

Bachelor of Arts (History/English) – Dalhousie University

Fields:

American History

Cultural History

Cold War History

Twentieth Century History

Current Research:

Working with Dr. David Monod, my current research explores the cultural relationship between death, dying, and celebrity culture in the twentieth century.  With a specific focus on death in Rock and Roll, my research will investigate contemporary responses to and the legacy of deaths of well known musicians, and the connections between mourning, art, and cultural memory.

Contact: Email: john1431@mylaurier.ca

Academia.edu Profile:

https://wlu-ca.academia.edu/MichelleJohnston