i’m a Canadian working in the United states. i earned my bachelor’s degree from the university of toronto, and my master’s and phd from dalhousie university (halifax, nova scotia). after a brief stint in montreal i was awarded two post-doctoral fellowships at the university of british columbia (vancouver, Bc) and then secured a job at wesleyan university (connecticut) in 2012.

my research focuses on early north america, and i’m particularly interested in settler-indigenous relations, the revolutionary era, the history of resistance and progressive ideals, and transnational connections that blur distinctions between canadian and american history.

When not doing things academic, I can be found hanging out with my wife and two kids (and one dog), riding my bike as far as i can, and recording songs in the attic.