About

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.

In Print:

“‘Part of the Rebel Alliance and a Traitor’: Women in War and Resistance” Star Wars and History cover (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).

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“Carlisle Cullen and the Witch Hunts of Puritan London” in Twilight and History (Wiley, 2010).

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Read The New Twihards at Inside Higher Ed about our volume & Twilight and Philosophy.

“The Battle for History in Battlestar Galactica” in Space and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy Television (McFarland, 2010).

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4 responses to “About

  1. CK

    All of these essays look interesting and fabulous!

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