|Degrees:||B.A., Hons. (Mount Allison), M.A. Public History (Carleton)|
Supervisor: Jennifer Evans
Current program (including year of entry): Ph.D. (2013)
Academic interests: modern European history; contemporary Germany; public history; social media; human rights theory; visuality.
Description of research: My dissertation, entitled “Holocaust Memory and Visuality in the Age of Social Media,” focuses on social media programming in Holocaust museums specific to image-sharing social media platforms such as Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr. I am particularly interested in the ways in which official and museological Holocaust narratives are communicated through these mediums, and the ways in which digital platforms can constitute spaces for memory-making and dissemination. As well, I am investigating the ways in which visitors seek to engage in this process by taking photographs of these spaces and sharing them in online forums;
Holocaust Memory in the Digital Mediascape. Co-written with Jennifer Evans and Erica Fagen. (Continuum, forthcoming in 2017).
Selected conference presentations and lectures:
“Crafting History in the Age of Social Media.” Guest lecture for HIST 2809: Historian’s Craft (P. Nelles), Carleton University, ON, March 28th, 2016.
“#NeverForget: Social Media, Visuality, and Affectual Engagement at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.” Paper presented at Context and Meaning XV: Sensing Matter(s), Queen’s University, ON, January 29, 2016.
“Visible Authority: Holocaust Aesthetics in the Age of Social Media.” National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, April 16, 2015.
“Filtering Memory: #Selfie Culture at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.” Paper presented at 20th Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium, Carleton University, ON, March 6, 2014.
Teaching and Mentoring Experience
HIST 2510A: 19th Century Germany, Fall 2016.
TA Mentor, Department of History, 2014-2016.
Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships:
- Introduction to Caribbean History (A. Diptee), Winter 2014.
- 20th Century Germany (E. Hogg), Fall 2013.
- Research Assistant, Carleton Centre for Public History, 2012-2013.
- Europe in the Twentieth Century (C. Adam), 2011-2012.