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SSHRC Awarded IG 2015: My research project combines economic history and novel studies to analyze stories of downward mobility circulating in British culture during the second half of the eighteenth century. "Downward Mobility in the Sentimental Novel" takes as its specific object of study the...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2013: The character of contemporary life depends fundamentally on oil -- an accessible, easy to store, easy to transport, and rich source of energy that has created the material conditions for manufacturing economies, global trade, large-scale human population growth,...
Over the last few years, the importance of place in the creation, and continuation of, Metis communities has comprised one of my primary research interests. Tied up in this idea of place are the key questions: why did Metis individuals and families decide to stay in the borderlands in the face of...