“Go ahead, work hard and never be afraid to try something. Even if you don’t make it, at least you can say you tried.” Guy Lafleur
BIOGRAPHY: I am originally from Montreal, Quebec, but spent most of my graduate student life in Ontario after working for a few years in the forest industry in British Columbia. I am currently living in North Bay, Ontario, but will always be a Montrealer at heart. I consider myself a critical historical geographer with an interest in human-nature relations in the past, the production of scientific knowledge and geographic concepts, and the geographical tradition in global environmental history.
My educational background includes a BA in Geography from McGill University (Montreal, Quebec), MA in Historical Geography from Wilfrid Laurier University, and PhD in Historical Geography from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario). I was a visiting SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History at Warwick University (Coventry, UK). I also spent some time in the Forestry Program at Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC).
RESEARCH INTERESTS: My research centers on networks of empire, science, and nature across the nineteenth-century British Empire. More recently, I have become interested in the geographies and histories of northern Ontario, especially how the “near north” has been imagined as an intermediary region in the fur trade, natural resource exploitation, and colonial settlement.
For information on my new Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada project, Empire, Trees, and Climate in the North Atlantic: Towards Critical Dendro-Provenancing (2014-2016), check out https://empiretimber.wordpress.com/ and @empiretreesclim on Twitter.
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CONTACT INFORMATION: Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter @kgreer18.