Ph.D., McMaster University
M.A., University of British Columbia
B.A.(Hons.) and B.Ed., University of Saskatchewan
Cultural history of 20th century Canada, history of broadcasting and print media; history of hobbies and leisure, especially woodworking.
Canada before Television: Radio, Taste, and the Struggle for Cultural Democracy, (Montreal and Kingston:McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016)
"'needful supervision'; Talks and taste on Canadian radio," Canadian Journal of Media Studies 10 (June 2012).
"Tempest in the Tea Leaves: Broadcasting the esoteric arts and mystic sciences, 1937-53," Canadian Historical Review 91 (1) (March 2010) 1-26.
“‘What do you expect of this friend?’: Canadian radio and the intimacy of broadcasting,” Media History 15(3) (August 2009): 303-319.
“The Privileges of Democracy: defending Culture in wartime Canada,” in Muriel Chamberlain and Andrew Hiscock, eds., Engaging the Enemy: Canada in the 1940s (Ammanford, Wales: Dinewfr Press, 2006)
A Great Duty:Canadian Responses to Modern Life and Mass Culture, 1939-1967 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003).
"'stabbing our spirits broad awake': Reconstructing Canadian Culture, 1940-1948", in Christie and Gauvreau, eds., Cultures of Citizenship in Postwar Canada, 1940-1955 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003).
"'Reckoning with the Machine': The British Columbia Social Credit Movement as Social Criticism, 1932-1952", BC Studies 124 (Winter 1999/2000): 9-39.