My academic writing centres on the social history of sport and leisure. My research on summer camps and canoeing has appeared in Labour / Le Travail, Histoire Sociale/Social History, and a variety of edited collections. My first monograph, Canoe and Canvas, is now available through the University of Toronto Press.
I also write about culture, sport, recreation, and the environment for publications like Up Here Magazine, Edge YK, and Barista Magazine, and websites like The Otter,.
Co-author with John B. Zoe. “Whaèhdǫǫ̀ Etǫ K’è.” In The Politics of the Canoe. Edited by Bruce Erickson and Sarah Wylie Krotz. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press (Forthcoming March 2021).
Review of The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Identity, and Indigenous Nationhood by Allan Downey. Ontario History 111, no. 2 (Fall 2019): 221-4.
Canoe and Canvas: Life at the Encampments of the American Canoe Association, 1880-1910 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019).
“Racing Down the Big River.” Blog post for nwtrpa.org. June 2019.
“The Canoe.” In Symbols of Canada. Edited by Michael Dawson, Catherine Gidney, and Donald Wright. Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 2018. Portions of this chapter also appear in: “Cultural Manoeuvres: Symbols of Canada.” Canada’s History (April-May 2019).
“Kitchen Ditchens.” Edge YK (September/October 2018): 22-24.
“The Last Straw?” Barista Magazine (August-September 2018): 106-109.
“Rhizomes: An Interview with Jess Dunkin.” Blog post for niche-canada.org. 20 June 2018.
“Field Report: Yellowknife.” Barista Magazine (June-July 2018): 40-45.
Review of Nature, Place, and Story: Rethinking Historic Sites in Canada by Claire Elizabeth Campbell. Canadian Historical Review 99, no. 2 (June 2018): 292-295.
“The Best Spring Skiing in the World.” Up Here Magazine. March 2018.
“Partner Profiles.” A series for nwtontheland.ca. January 2017-present.
“Two Weeks of Pink: An Adventure in Eating Discounted Food.” Edge North. April/May 2017.
“4 Key Lessons in Risk Management Planning.” The Leader. Spring 2017.
“Learning About Land-Based Programming in the NWT.” Blog post for nwtrpa.org. 4 October 2016.
“Producing and Consuming Spaces of Sport and Leisure: The Encampments and Regattas of the American Canoe Association, 1880-1914.” In Moving Natures: Environments and Mobility in Canadian History. Edited by Colin Coates, Jay Young, Ben Bradley, 229-250. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2016.
“Tanning Hides on the Shores of Lac La Martre.” Blog post for nwtrpa.org. June 2016.
“Will you be sick during the time of the trip?” Blog post for niche-canada.org. 20 April 2016.
Review of Active Bodies: A History of Women’s Physical Education in Twentieth-Century America by Martha Verbrugge. Alberta Journal of Educational Research 61, no. 2 (Summer 2015): 243-246.
“Next Stop YZF.” A five-post series for niche-canada.org. 20-29 July 2015.
“The Home Archivist.” A six-post series for activehistory.ca. 24 September 2014-22 April 2015.
“A Response to John Kaandorp’s ‘Wilderness Erotica.’” Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education 27, no. 1 (Fall 2014).
Review of Cities and Sexualities by Phil Hubbard. Canadian Geographer 58, no. 3 (Autumn 2014): e51-e52.
“Old Ottawa at Play: The Ottawa Curling Club.” Blog post for spacing.ca. 16 October 2014.
“The Labours of Leisure: Work and Workers at the Annual Encampments of the American Canoe Association, 1880-1910.” Labour/Le Travail 73 (Spring 2014): 127-150.
Lead author with Bryan Grimwood. “Mobile Habitations in Canoe-scapes.” In Lifestyle Mobilities and Corporealities. Edited by Tara Duncan, Scott Cohen, Maria Thulemark, 159-175. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2013.
Review of Winnipeg Beach: Leisure and Courtship in a Resort Town, 1900–1967 by Dale Barbour. Labour / Le Travail 72, no. 1 (2013): 351-353.
“Manufacturing Landscapes: Place and Community at Glen Bernard Camp, 1924-1933.” Histoire Sociale/Social History 45, no. 89 (May 2012): 79-113.
“A Transnational History of the American Canoe Association.” Blog post for niche-canada.org. 6 November 2011.
“Producing and Consuming Spaces of Sport and Leisure: The Encampments and Regattas of the American Canoe Association, 1880-1914.” Blog post for niche-canada.org. 15 March 2011.
Guest Editor with Bryan Grimwood. “Special Issue on Canoeing and Outdoor Education.” Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education 22, no. 4 (Summer 2010).
“Arctic Games,” “Camping and Hiking,” and “Canoeing and Kayaking.” In The Encyclopedia of Play. London: SAGE Publications, 2009. 2100 words.
“A Forest for the Trees: Deforestation and Conservation Efforts in Northumberland County, 1870-1925.” International Journal of Regional and Local Studies 4, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 47-70.
“‘To rough it in the outdoors…would not have been becoming to a young lady’: Gender Ideology and Private Girls’ Camps in Ontario, 1920-1960.” Journal of Undergraduate Studies at Trent 1 (Spring 2007): 7-13.