Chair of the History Graduate Program Professor EDUCATION
Ph.D., McMaster University
M.A., University of British Columbia
B.A.(Hons.) and B.Ed., University of Saskatchewan
Chair of the History Graduate Program
Cultural history of 20th century Canada, history of broadcasting and print media; history of hobbies and leisure, especially woodworking.
Canada before Television: Radio, Taste, and the Struggle for Cultural Democracy, (Montreal and Kingston:McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016)
"'needful supervision'; Talks and taste on Canadian radio," Canadian Journal of Media Studies 10 (June 2012).
"Tempest in the Tea Leaves: Broadcasting the esoteric arts and mystic sciences, 1937-53," Canadian Historical Review 91 (1) (March 2010) 1-26.
“‘What do you expect of this friend?’: Canadian radio and the intimacy of broadcasting,” Media History 15(3) (August 2009): 303-319.
“The Privileges of Democracy: defending Culture in wartime Canada,” in Muriel Chamberlain and Andrew Hiscock, eds., Engaging the Enemy: Canada in the 1940s (Ammanford, Wales: Dinewfr Press, 2006)
A Great Duty:Canadian Responses to Modern Life and Mass Culture, 1939-1967 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003).
"'stabbing our spirits broad awake': Reconstructing Canadian Culture, 1940-1948", in Christie and Gauvreau, eds., Cultures of Citizenship in Postwar Canada, 1940-1955 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003).
"'Reckoning with the Machine': The British Columbia Social Credit Movement as Social Criticism, 1932-1952", BC Studies 124 (Winter 1999/2000): 9-39.