I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Canadian Studies at Trent University. I hold an MA in Integrated Studies from Athabasca University and a BA in History and English from the University of Calgary. My academic career has been inherently multi-disciplinary. My main areas of specialization are 20th Century Canadian childhood and urban studies. My first journal article has been published in the American Review of Canadian Studies in Jun, 2011. I have published several academic book reviews in peer-reviewed journals. In November 2010 I began working on my dissertation entitled Growing Up in Suburbia: Childhood, Children and Youth in Postwar Canada, 1950-1970. I write a monthly column for Canadian Interviews focusing on Canadian politics with occasional forays into youth politics and Canadian history.
This site is designed to promote CanLit in its myriad forms. I write reviews on publications from small Canadian publishing houses. I will also feature short conversations with many of the authors whose books I review.
Finally, this project would not have been possible without the help and support of my family and friends and I would like to thank all of them. In particular, I am very lucky to have the unwavering support of my wonderful wife and partner Lesli, along with my beautiful children, Belle and Tristan. I love you with all of my heart.