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.
Forthcoming: Look for The Hobbit and History and Game of Thrones and History to come out in the near future. I'm the editor of both volumes and will contribute a chapter to the first. I've also got a chapter to appear in Reforming Inspirations: Women During the English Reformations, 1534-1829, Julie A. Chappell, Kamille Stone Stanton, and Kaley A. Kramer, eds.
I gave the keynote at the 2012 Ravenclaw Academic Conference in conjunction with Potterfest 2012 in October, 2012. A revised version of that address, “The Wizarding World Hidden in Muggle History: Witches, Wizards, and the Historical Clergy,” will appear in The Ravenclaw Chronicles edited by Potterfest organizer, Dr. Corbin Fowler through Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
“‘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).