I am a historian of the twentieth-century United States, with specialization in race, gender, and the history of capitalism. My dissertation, “Segmenting America: Consumer Marketing from Mass to Niche after 1945,” examines the growth of niche and segmented market research in the immediate post-war period.
MA, University of Toronto (History)
MA, Joint Program in Communication & Culture, Ryerson University
BA, York University (History and Theatre)
- United States History
- “Fashioning the Dandy: Blacksploitation, Marketing, and Masculinity in 1970s Fashion.”; (Ryerson University, 2013) “
- A “Superb Portrait of the Common Man”: J.C. Leyendecker, Commercial Advertising, and Queer Commercial Desire in the North American Marketplace, 1907-1927.” (University of Toronto, 2011).
Working Dissertation Title
- “Segmenting America: Consumer Marketing from Mass to Niche after 1945.”
- “Feeling Scottish: Affect, Mimicry, and Vaudeville’s “Inimitable” Harry Lauder.” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. Volume 26, Number 2 (Winter 2013): 145-160. (co- authored with Dr. Marlis Schweitzer, York University).
- Fulbright Fellowship (Canada to U.S.)
- Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship
- Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship (NMAH, Work and Industry)
- Mellon-Wisconsin Fellowship
Courses Taught as TA
- History 102 – U.S. History Since 1864 (2014)
- History 274 – Sport, Recreation and Society (2015)
Courses Taught as Instructor
- Lecturer, History of U.S. Capitalism, University of Toronto, Spring 2018
- Seminar, North American Commercial Culture, University of Toronto, Spring 2018
- Lecturer, Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Post-1945 U.S. , University of Toronto, Fall 2017; Fall 2016; Fall 2015.