BA (Hon) Queen’s University
BEd University of Ottawa
MA (History) Memorial University of Newfoundland
PhD (History) University of New Brunswick
Main areas of scholarly interest and/or expertise:
Twentieth Century Canada
Canadian Visual Culture
Canadian Cultural Policy
Canadian Intellectual History
Atlantic Canada, Canadian Labour History
Main areas of instruction at MRU:
HIST 1133 Modern Canada, 1867 to Present
CNST 1131 Introduction to Canadian Studies
HIST 3356 Topics in Canadian History
HIST 4455 Canada in the Era of the Cold War
Current research interests:
Canadian tourists to the Soviet Union, 1920-1940
‘The Dignity of Every Human Being’: New Brunswick Artists and Canadian Culture, 1930-1950 (Undergoing Aid to Scholarly Publication Review, University of Toronto Press).
“‘What would he have us do?’: Gender and the “Profession” of artist in New Brunswick in the 1930s and 1940s,” Kristina Huneault and Janice Anderson, eds. Rethinking Professionalism: Essays on Women and Art in Canada (McGill-Queen's University Press, Forthcoming 2012).
“‘This continent must belong to the white races’: William Lyon Mackenzie King, Canadian diplomacy and immigration law, 1908.” International History Review 32.4 (December 2010) 599-617.
“‘Missionary for Culture’: Walter Abell, Maritime Art, and Cultural Democracy, 1928-1944.”Acadiensis 36.1 (Autumn 2006) 3-28.
“Art, Education, and a ‘new world society’: Joseph McCulley's Pickering College and Canadian Muralism, 1934-1950.” Journal of Canadian Studies 41.1 (January 2007) 172-201.
“Dear Joey: Smallwood’s Correspondence with the Districts of Humber and St. John’s East, 1949-1952” Newfoundland Quarterly 39.3 (2003) 30-37.