Writing History

I’m an Associate Professor in History and Youth and Children’s Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford Campus). My past and current research focuses on the history of Canadian women’s political activism, the Cold War peace movement in North America, youth’s responses to the threat of nuclear war, and the history of adoption.

I am the author of two books Our Voices Must Be Heard: Women and the Vote in Ontario (UBC Press, 2018) and Cold War Comforts: Canadian Women, Child Safety, and Global Insecurity (WLU Press, 2012). I have also published chapters in numerous collections and articles in the Canadian Historical Review, Journal of Popular Culture, Journal of the History of Children and Youth, and the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.  

Currently, I’m working on a SSHRC-funded book project, Experiments in Peace: Activism & Education on Grindstone Island.