Currently, I am the Research Director at the Parkland Institute, a public policy research institute affiliated with the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. For more on the Parkland Institute, please visit the organization’s webpage.
I am also continuing my work as an environmental historian and historical geographer working on the Canadian past. In this role, I am particularly concerned with human-environment relations on the Canadian prairies. Water is of special interest to me, as are the actions of government institutions. I have applied historical methods to the study of environmental planning efforts by both provincial and federal governments.
In July 2006, I completed a Ph.D. in Geography at the University of British Columbia. From September 2006 to August 2008, I held a Grant Notley postdoctoral fellowship. From September 2008 to June 2012, I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellow in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. During that time, I also received a postdoctoral grant through the Kule Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Alberta.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org