Lina Crompton

Bio Lina Crompton is an MA Public History graduate from Carleton University. Originally from Ottawa, her research interests tend toward the national. The major research essay component of her degree will be investigating the National Film Board’s use of history on film during the decades leading up to the centennial celebrations at Expo ’67. She is the Research Assistant for the Carleton Centre for Public History
Research Lina Crompton is currently pursuing a major research essay about the National Film Board’s representations of history leading up to the nation’s centennial as part of her Master’s Degree in Public History from Carleton University. She is expected to graduate in the spring of 2014. In 2011, a paper of hers entitled “Filmic Fabrications: The National Film Board of Canada and a 1950s Production of Identity” was published in Canadian Content, the undergraduate journal of the Canadian Studies department at McGill University. At the 2013 Underhill Colloquium, she presented a paper entitled “The Ideal Immigrant: The National Film Board of Canada and Nation Building, 1951-1961.” She has published a review of the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s Vodou exhibit on the National Council on Public History’s Public History Commons website. Over the summer, Lina’s interview for the Alumni Interview Project with the Carleton Centre for Public History will be podcasted.