Welcome! I am Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Nipissing University. My full CV is available here. The following is some highlights.
Series Editor (with R.W. Sandwell and Colin Duncan) of McGill-Queen’s Rural, Wildland and Resource Studies Series)
Areas of Interest
Agricultural history of Canada, particularly the history of subsistence production and its relationship to capitalist markets for food; Global food systems; Environmental history of Canada; Food history; British Columbia
Hist 1106 Food: A North American History
Hist 2166 Survival: Canada in Global Environmental History
Hist 2167 Bodies and Nature in the Environmental Era
Hist 5107 Canadian Environmental History (graduate course)
Subsistence Under Capitalism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (edited with Dean Bavington and Carly Dokis). Montréal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016.
Creating a Modern Countryside: Liberalism and Land Resettlement in British Columbia. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007. Winner of the K.D. Srivastava Prize for excellence in scholarly publishing.
“John Bull and Sons: The Empire Marketing Board and the Creation of an Imperial Food System,” in Franca Iacovetta, Valerie Korinek, and Marlene Epp, eds., Edible Histories: Towards a Canadian Food History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012).
“The Long Question of Food and Land,” review essay of books by C. Allen, C. Czajkowski, L. Armstrong, and D. Deur & N.J. Turner, BC Studies, 184 (Winter 2014/2015): 125-137.