Short Bio: Paul Litt is cross-appointed between the Department of History and the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University, and is a past Director of the Public History MA program. His research interests centre on the intersection of culture, nationalism and the mass media in twentieth-century Canada. He has published on Canadian cultural nationalism, cultural policy, and public history, and taught upper year history courses on English-Canadian nationalism, tourism, and the media in politics. Paul has worked for the Ontario Heritage Foundation (now the Ontario Heritage Trust), the province’s lead heritage agency, been a policy advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Culture, and conducted a variety of history projects on a contract basis.
Research: “Canadian democracy is dysfunctional, and things are only going to get worse,” iPolitics Insight. (co-authored with Adil Sayeed), April 23, 2012; Elusive Destiny: The Political Vocation of John Napier Turner, Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2011; “The Cult of Nation and the Gnat of Culture,” Acadiensis XXXVIII, 2 (November, 2009) 150-58; “Trudeaumania: Participatory Democracy in the Mass-Mediated Nation,” Canadian Historical Review, 89, 1 (March, 2008); “State Investigation and Support for the Book,” in Carole Gerson and Jacques Michon, eds., History of the Book in Canada, Volume III, 1918-1980, (Toronto/Montreal: University of Toronto Press/Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2007).