Here is a summary of my past research and writing.

On the web:

Articles, Essays and Reviews:

  • Hilary E. Wyss, English Letters and Indian Literacies: Reading, Writing and New England Missionary Schools, 1750-1830, in Historical Studies in Education, Vol. 26, no. 1 (Spring 2014): 136-138.
  • “Louis Vincent Sawantanan: premier bachelier autochtone canadien, ” dans Gaston Deschênes et Denis Vaugeois, eds., Vivre la Conquête: Des parcours individuels, (Sillery: Septentrion, 2013). Written with Jonathan Lainey.
  • “Decolonization and Resilience in North American Indigenous History,” a review of Linford D. Fisher, The Indian Great Awakening; Tom Arne Midtrød, The Memory of All Ancient Customs; Matthew L. Rhoades, Long Knives and the Longhouse; and Michael Witgen, An Infinity of Nations; for The Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, vol 14 no 3, (Winter 2013).
  • “Tories gear up for (historical) war,” The National Post, 13 May 2013
  • “The Slow Process of Conquest: Huron-Wendat Responses to the Conquest of Quebec, 1697-1791” in Phillip A. Buckner and John G. Reid, eds., 1759 Revisited: The Conquest of Canada in Historical Perspective, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012): 115-140.
  • “The Call of Passive History,” Left History, Vol. 15, no. 1 (Fall/Winter 2010-11): 21-26.
  • “Review of Cole Harris, The Reluctant Land: Society, Space, and Environment in Canada before Confederation.”  Left History, Vol. 14, no. 2 (summer 2010), 117-118.
  • « Saint-Castin et le rôle Mi’kmaq et Abenaki dans les sièges de Port-Royal, 1707 and 1710. »  Actes du 8e colloque étudiant du département d’histoire de l’Université Laval. (Québec : Artefact : Association étudiante de 2e et 3e cycles, 2009): 133-144.
  • “Journeying by Canoe: Reflections on the Canoe and Spirituality.” Leisure/Loisir.  Vol. 33, no. 1 (2009), 217-240.
  • “Review of John G. Reid, Essays on Northeastern North America: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries,” Canadian Historical Review, Vol. 90, no. 4 (Dec 2009), 755-757.
  • “Review of John Mack Faragher, A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of Expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland,” H-Canada, H-Net Reviews, August, 2007.
  • “Deconstructing the Sauvage/Savage in the Writing of Samuel de Champlain and Captain John Smith” French Colonial History, vol. 7, (2006):1-20.

PhD and MA Theses


  • Harrison McCain Visiting Professorship (Acadia University)
  • ICCC Linking Fellowship (University of Saskatchewan)
  • SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship – Dartmouth College (Faculty Sponsor: Colin Calloway)
  • Co-applicant for SSHRC Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences – Active History: History for the Future
  • Phillips Fund Grant for Native American Research; American Philosophical Society
  • Ramsay Cook Fellowship for Canadian History; York University
  • Honourable Mention; Eccles Prize for “Deconstructing the Sauvage/Savage in the Writing of Samuel de Champlain and Captain John Smith”; French Colonial Historical Society

Conference Paper Abstracts

Below are the abstracts from past conference papers.  For more information please contact me at

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