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Series Editor, Childhood and Family in Canada, Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Associate Editor, Journal of Canadian Studies
Editorial Board, Ontario History
MA (History), York University; PhD (History), University of Guelph, 1987.
I have been teaching at Laurier since 1990, as a full professor since 2000.
My research focuses on the history of children/childhood and youth in Canada, late 19th to 21st centuries. My current project, Ring Around the Maple: A Sociocultural History of Canadian Children, co-authored with Neil Sutherland, professor emeritus, University of British Columbia, is an overview about ‘growing up Canadian’ during this period that maps changes and continuities in the everyday lives and fluid culture of children. I am also participating in a collaborative Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funded project with Mark Humphries, director, Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, and Terry Copp, former director of the LCMSDS, on veterans’ social reintegration after the Great War.
I am willing to supervise graduate students, MA and PhD, as well as postdoctoral students in the areas of family, childhood and youth, gender, social policy and the sociocultural aspects of war in Canadian history.
Office location: DAWB 2-126
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
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