I advise graduate students in the University of Toronto’s Department of History and Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts in the fields of US history (mostly 20th century); history of sexuality; business history and commercial culture; gender studies; and photography/visual culture studies. Graduate students are working on a range of questions at both the MA and PhD levels.
Elizabeth R. Lee is a second year PhD student at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the theoretical aspects of identity construction, affect, tauma, and postcolonialism in connection with cultural representations of American empire and the acquisition of the Philippine Islands in 1899.
Nicholas Matte is a politically-conscious interdisciplinary historian whose research interests include the historical, social and scientific constructions of bodies in relation to sex, gender, sexuality, health, disability and race.
Amy Milne-Smith is joined the faculty at Wilfred Laurier University in Fall 2011 as an assistant professor of Modern Britain/British Empire. She was previously an assistant professor of Modern European history at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Marlis Schweitzer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre at York University where she teaches courses on performance and commodity culture, Broadway musical theatre, and nineteenth-century popular entertainment. She is the author of When Broadway Was the Runway: Theatre, Fashion, and American Culture.
Carla Hustak researches the histories of whiteness, gender, sexuality, emotions, colonialism, science, and the environment. Her dissertation historicizes affect in the context of the racial, class, and sexual politics of early twentieth century white middle class sex reformers.