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I grew up in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, a stone's throw away from Detroit, Michigan. I studied History at the University of Windsor and McGill University in Montreal. For the 2015-16 year I was a Research Coordinator at the University of Windsor. In September 2016, I moved to London, Canada to study at Western University. From May to December 2017 I worked at the University of Waterloo. Though I divide my time between Waterloo, London, and Windsor, I feel most at home in Essex County. I'm also an ardent supporter of Manchester City (Go Blues!).

Recent writing

Blog posts, articles, and works in progress.

On Research Metrics and Acknowledgement Texts

‡A note about this post: it starts off slow, but it picks up towards the end. The first Strategic Mandate Agreement (SMA) between the government of Ontario and its universities...

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On DH and Digital Archives

This post was originally published as a MediaCommons Field Guide. You can read the original, along with other responses on the question of the future of the archive, here.  ...

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Mother Tongues

When I was about 8 or 9 I renounced Romanian and began to think and dream exclusively in English. To renounce my mother tongue was an active decision. I remember the day...

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A Reflection on 'Doing' History

This is a draft of a paper that I submitted during my coursework at McGill. The prompt was something like, “What is the purpose of history?” I recently rediscovered it whilst...

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The New Trump Library

About three weeks ago, back when the world made sense and talk of Donald Trump in the Oval Office was almost exclusively preceded by a “wouldn’t it be hilarious if,” Robert...

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On the History of Informants

Areviewer recently suggested that I include more content about the Dublin Castle and Cleveland Street scandals in an article that I’ve been working on. Seeing as it’s been about 7 months since...

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Long Distance Grieving

After the body of his three-year old son was discovered on a Turkish beach (what is now an iconic image), Abdullah Kurdi’s fears were realized; his entire family, including his...

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