I’m an associate professor of history at Laurentian University: I teach and research in English and European history as well as writing on pop culture and history topics. I have a Ph.D. and an M.A. in History from the University of Toronto. I took my B.A. in European History at Purdue University.
Look for my edited collections, The Hobbit and History to appear in print in 2014 and Game of Thrones and History to come out in soon after. I contributed a chapter on Margaret Pole appearing in Women During the English Reformations: Renegotiating Gender and Identities, Julie A. Chappell and Kaley A. Kramer, eds. (Palgrave Macmillan).
My keynote address from the 2012 Ravenclaw Academic Conference, is in print as “The World Hidden in Muggle History: Witches, Wizards, and the Historical Clergy,” in The Ravenclaw Chronicles edited by Potterfest organizer, Dr. Corbin Fowler (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014).
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“‘Part of the Rebel Alliance and a Traitor': Women in War and Resistance” (with Nancy R. Reagin) and “Teen Queen: Padmé Amidala and the Power of Royal Women” in Star Wars and History edited by Nancy R. Reagin and Janice Liedl (Wiley, 2012).
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“‘Magic is Might': How the Wizarding Government Gained Its Power” and “Witches vs. Women: What Muggles Could Learn from Wizarding History” in Harry Potter and History (Wiley, 2011).
“Carlisle Cullen and the Witch Hunts of Puritan London” in Twilight and History (Wiley, 2010).
“The Battle for History in Battlestar Galactica” in Space and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy Television (McFarland, 2010).