Urban mobility, sustainability, heritage, and civic engagement are my passions. I’m an accomplished written and oral communicator with an ability to synthesize complex ideas and current issues to diverse groups. My research explores the historical intersections of technology, environments, and cities.
I recently completed a PhD in history at York University. My dissertation evaluates the evolution of the Toronto subway system and the ways in which transit transformed the expanding metropolitan area from the 1940s to the present.
I’m a founding co-editor and public outreach coordinator of ActiveHistory.ca, a website that seeks to connect the work of historians with the wider public. I’m also a regular contributor to the site.
I’m currently co-editing a book-length publication on the intersection of mobility (transport, travel, and other forms of movement) and environment in Canadian History. The publication is based on a successful workshop held in Toronto in May 2011.
I’ve also published an article, “Defining a Community in Exile: Vietnam War Resister Communication in AMEX Magazine, 1968-1973,” in Histoire sociale/Social History vol. 44, no. 87 (May 2011): 115-147. It looks at the role of magazine production and readership within Toronto’s Vietnam War resister community.
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