Publications and Conference Papers


(Co-edited with L. Campbell and C. Gidney) Activism and Affect: Second-Wave Feminism and the History of Emotions. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, forthcoming.


(Co-edited with C. Gidney and D. Wright) Symbols of Canada. Toronto: Between the Lines, 2018.


Selling Out or Buying In? Debating Consumerism in Vancouver and Victoria, 1945-1985. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2018.


(co-edited with L. Campbell and C. Gidney) Worth Fighting For: Canada's Tradition of War Resistance from 1812 to the War on Terror. Toronto: Between The Lines, 2015.


(co-edited with C. Gidney and S. Klausen) A Canadian Girl in South Africa: A Teacher’s Experiences in the South African War, 1899-1902. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2015.


(co-edited with C. Dummitt) Contesting Clio's Craft: New Directions & Debates in Canadian History (Institute for the Study of the Americas). London: University of London, 2009.


Selling British Columbia: Tourism and Consumer Culture, 1890-1970. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2004.


The Mountie from Dime Novel to Disney. Toronto: Between The Lines, 1998.

Articles and Book Chapters

“Official Occasions and Vernacular Voices: New Zealand’s British Empire and Commonwealth Games, 1950-1990,” in New Zealand’s Empire, edited by Cathy Coleborne and Katie Pickles, 197-212. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015.


with C. Gidney, “‘There is nothing more inclusive than “O Canada”’: New Brunswick’s Elementary School Anthem Debate and the Shadow of Afghanistan,” in Worth Fighting For: Canada’s Tradition of War Resistance from 1812 to the War on Terror, edited by L. Campbell, M. Dawson and C. Gidney, 229-241. Toronto: Between The Lines, 2015.

“Breaking Away from the ‘Big Boys’? Jamaican and ‘White Commonwealth’ Expectations at the 1966 British Empire & Commonwealth Games,” Sport in History 34,3 (2014): 431-453.


“Welcoming the ‘Wild Men of Borneo’: South Asia, Africa and the Pursuit of a ‘Publicity Payoff’ at the 1962 British Empire & Commonwealth Games,” Studies in Western Australian History 28 (2014): 85-100.


with A. Doiron and C. Gidney, “‘The students swarm to these peaceful shores in droves’: An Historical Overview of the Postwar Spring Break Phenomenon,” Historical Studies in Education 24,1 (Spring 2012): 1-20.


“A ‘Civilizing’ Industry: Leo Dolan, Canadian Tourism Promotion, and the Celebration of Mass Culture,” American Review of Canadian Studies 41,4 (December 2011): 438-447.


“‘Travel Strengthens America’? Tourism Promotion in the United States During the Second World War,” Journal of Tourism History 3,3 (November 2011): 217-236.


“Putting Cities ‘on the map’: the 1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games in Comparative and Historical Perspective,” Urban Geography 32, 6 (2011): 788-803.


with C. Gidney, “Persistence and Inheritance: Rethinking Periodisation and English Canada’s ‘Twentieth Century,’” in New Directions & Debates in Canadian History, edited by Christopher Dummitt and Michael Dawson, 47-74. (Institute for the Study of the Americas) London: University of London, 2009.


"Leisure, Consumption, and the Public Sphere: Postwar Debates over Shopping Regulations in Vancouver and Victoria during the Cold War," in Creating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissent, 1945-1975, edited by Magda Fahrni and Robert Rutherdale, 193-216. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2007.


“Victoria Debates its Postindustrial Reality: Tourism, Deindustrialization, and Store-Hour Regulations, 1900-1958,” Urban History Review 35,2 (Spring 2007):14-24.


"Acting Global, Thinking Local: 'Liquid Imperialism' and the Multiple Meanings of the 1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games," The International Journal of the History of Sport 23, 1 (February 2006): 3-27.


"From 'Business As Usual' to 'Salesmanship in Reverse': Tourism Promotion in British Columbia During the Second World War," Canadian Historical Review 83, 2 (June 2002): 230-254.


"'Taking the 'D' out of 'Depression': The Promise of Tourism in British Columbia, 1935-1939," BC Studies 132 (Winter 2001/2002): 31-56.


"'That Nice Red Coat Goes to My Head Like Champagne': Gender, Antimodernism and the Mountie Image: 1880-1960," Journal of Canadian Studies 32, 3 (Fall 1997): 119-139.