Curriculum Vitae

Education:

  • MA History (Thesis)

The University of Alberta (2012)

This is Not For You: The Rise and Fall of Music Milieux in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, 1950s -1990s

  • BA History (Political Science Minor)

The University of Alberta (2006)


Refereed Publications:

Public Publications

Conference Papers:

International:

  • “Dissent Across the Genres: the blurry line between folk and punk.” Paper presented at the Inaugural Symposium of the Interdisciplinary Network for the Study of Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change, London, England, 16 September 2011.
  • “What they did was Secret: The Links Between Punk and Grunge.” Paper presented at Alien to You? Not to Me. The 31st Annual Meeting of the Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America, 10 February 2010.

Canadian:

  • “Transmitting the Sound of Change: Punk Rock and Political Subversion in Eastern Europe in the 1980s.” Paper presented at the University of Alberta History and Classics Graduate Conference The Middle Ground, Edmonton, Alberta, 4 March 2011.
  • “Who said you could label dissent? The punk attitude in folk music in the 20th century” Paper presented at The Audible Past, the Mutable FutureCo-panel for the University of Alberta Graduate Music Students Association and History and Classics Graduate Students Association Conferences, Edmonton, Alberta, 4 March 2011.
  • “American Glamour: Sub Pop Records and New American Musical Heroes.” Paper presented at the Dalhousie University History Graduate Conference Guts, Glamour, and Gossip, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 20 March 2010.
  • “The Creation of an Alternative Network: The American Punk Scene in the 1980s.” Paper presented at the McGill-Queen’s History Graduate Conference Making Networks/Making History, Montreal, Quebec, 13 March 2010.
  • “Punk and Protest: Direct Action and the Role of Music in the Counterculture of the 1980s.”Paper presented at The Past is Not Yet Written Co-panel for the University of Alberta Graduate Music Students Association and History and Classics Graduate Students Association Conferences, Edmonton, Alberta, 5 March 2010.
  • “The Roots of Grunge: The Punk Milieux of America in the 1980s.” Paper presented at the History and Classics Graduate Students Association Fall Colloquium, Edmonton, Alberta, 11 December 2009.
  • “This is Not For You: The Grunge Movement as an Alternative Community.” Paper presented at the University of Alberta Sociology Graduate Conference Engaging Communities, Edmonton, Alberta, 3 May 2009.
  • “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: America, World History Textbooks, and the Introduction to History.” Paper presented at the University of Alberta World History Forum, 14 April 2009.
  • “Space and Community Identity: Framing the move from the Cultural to the Political in 1960s Seattle.” Paper presented at the University of Alberta Music Graduate Conference Theorizing the Space Between, Edmonton, Alberta, 7 March 2009.
  • “Seattle in the 1960s: Music, Identity, and Molotov Cocktails.” Paper presented at the University of Alberta History and Classics Graduate Conference Questions of Authority, Edmonton, Alberta, 20 February 2009.
  • “To be on Sugar Mountain: Cultural Identity within the Winnipeg Music Scene.” Western Canadian Undergraduate History Conference, Lethbridge, 2006.
  • “Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan’s Relationship with the Counterculture of the 1960s.” Western Canadian Undergraduate History Conference, Red Deer, 2005.

Public Lectures:

  • “The Importance of Music Communities: Giving Youth Opportunities in Seattle, 1950s-1990s.” Lecture given at Edmonton City Hall, Edmonton, Alberta, 24 October, 2012.
  • “Dictatorships and Democracy: Violence, Force, and Shades of Grey.” Lecture given to students from Arch Bishop Jordan High School, Edmonton, Alberta, 20 March 2012.
  • “’I’m Afraid of Americans,’ or: the (Mis)use of Violence in a Democracy.” Lecture given at the 20th Century Dictators Conference, Queen Elizabeth High School, Edmonton, Alberta, 15 March 2012.
  • “Listening to Dissent: The Sound of Protest from Woody Guthrie to Rage Against the Machine.” C0-Lecture given with Michael MacDonald at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, 8 March 2011.
  • “Ernesto ’Che’ Guevara: Martyr, Villian, or Just a Face on a Shirt?” Lecture given at the 20th Century Dictators Conference, Queen Elizabeth High School, Edmonton, Alberta, 23 April 2010.
  • “Stalin and the Soviet Partisans: How the Memory of the Great Patriotic War Changed Over Time.” Lecture given at the 20th Century Dictators Conference, Queen Elizabeth High School, Edmonton, Alberta, 6 March 2009.

Awards and Grants:

  • 2016-2017 Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2011, 2017 Dr. Gary McPherson Leadership Scholarship
  • 2010, 2016 Government of Alberta Graduate Citizenship Award
  • 2010-2011 Clifford H Skitch Travel Award
  • 2009-2010 University of Alberta Graduate Student Association Professional Development Grant
  • 2009-2010 Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award
  • 2009-2010 Beryl Steel Travel Award


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