I write about the maritime history of communications and encounter in the eighteenth-century Atlantic World.
My dissertation, titled "Mariners and Misinformation in the American Atlantic, 1740-1775," assesses the role of Massachusetts and Rhode Island sailors and seamen in the mediascapes of the eighteenth-century Atlantic World. Shipping brought distant people closer together, but when mariners in fishing, whaling, shipping, and slaving voyages communicated they emphasized the distinctions and differences between themselves and those they encountered.
I have published on British-Inuit trade in NunatuKavut in the peer-reviewed article "How to Win Friends and Trade with People: Atlantic Metissage and Labrador's Industrious Inuit, 1763-1809." This work analyzes the ways that English and Inuit traders in Newfoundland and Labrador borrowed, mixed, reborrowed, and remixed each other's labor regulation and trading practices.
I work as a historical research consultant and contract researcher on projects in Canadian history and Indigenous history.
“How to Win Friends and Trade with People: Southern Inuit, George Cartwright, and Labrador Households, 1763 to 1809.” Acadiensis: Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region XLVI, no. 2 (Summer/Autumn 2017): 35–58. https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/acadiensis/2017-v46-n2-acad_46_2/acad...
Student Essay Prize, Institute for Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2018.
Lapidus Pre-Doctoral Short-term Fellowship, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2017.
Paul W. McQuillan Memorial Fellow, John Carter Brown Library, 2014.
J. Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, 2008-2011.
HIST 104 “The Americas from Colonization to Independence,” Simon Fraser University Department of History, Spring term 2018.