I love sharing my research and the stories I have collected. There’s something exhilarating about standing in front of a group of interested peers and discussing my passions, whether it be literature, history, religion, or popular culture. I took a break for a while, but I have really enjoyed getting back into presenting my research. My past presentations have been:
“From Refrigerator Mothers to #ActuallyAutistic: Leo Kanner’s 1969 Awakening and the Neurodiversity Movement,” Connections: Humanities and Social Sciences Conference. Lethbridge, Alberta. May 3-5, 2019.
“Jerusalem, Three Faiths, and the 1969 Al-Aqsa Mosque Arson,” Connections: Humanities and Social Sciences Conference. Lethbridge, Alberta. May 3-5, 2019.
“‘People Like You Don’t Deserve It’: Professional Wrestling as a Reflection of Domestic Racial Tensions,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. January 3-6, 2019.
“Discovery or Deception?: Fernand Navarra’s 1969 Expedition and the Search for Noah’s Ark,” University of Lethbridge Research in Religious Studies Conference. Lethbridge, Alberta. May 5-6, 2018.
“1968-1969: Major League Baseball’s Rock Bottom and Rebound,” Far West Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. February 23-25, 2018.
“The Legacy of Swami Vivekananda’s 1893 Address to the World’s Parliament of Religions,” University of Lethbridge Research in Religious Studies Conference. Lethbridge, Alberta. April 28-29, 2006.
“A Sociological History of the British Fashion System, 1846-1945,” guest lecture for Sociology 102: Social Institutions and Processes. College of the Rockies, Cranbrook, BC. January 19-20, 2006.
“Liberation through Alteration: Rereading the Wife of Bath’s Rewriting of the Bible,” Carleton University-University of Ottawa Medieval and Renaissance Studies Society Conference. Ottawa, Ontario. April 16, 2005.
“From Tyburn to Room 101: Fielding, Thackeray, and Orwell on Capital Punishment,” English Graduate Student Colloquium, Carleton University. Ottawa, Ontario. April 14, 2005.
“Exodus to the Promised Land: Soviet Mennonites and World War II,” Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium, Carleton University. Ottawa, Ontario. March 3-4, 2005.
“Cultural Values Reflected in Medieval Literature: Beowulf, The Song of Roland, and The Canterbury Tales,” Medieval and Renaissance Cultural Studies Graduate Conference, University of Calgary. Calgary, Alberta. April 16-17, 2004.
Jerusalem picture (cropped) courtesy of Andrew Shiva (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International). Vivekananda picture courtesy of Manjappabg (Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported).Tyburn picture courtesy of John D. Smith of Cwmbran, Wales (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)