Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D., History, Simon Fraser University. October 2013.

Dissertation: “Women in Red Serge: Female Police Bodies and the Disruption to the Image of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

Master of Arts, History, Simon Fraser University. February 2006.

Thesis: “Print and Protest: A Record of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in England in Nineteenth-Century Periodical Literature.”

Bachelor of Arts, University of the Fraser Valley. June 2004.

Majors: History and English.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada – Canada Graduate Scholarship, Doctoral. May 2006 – May 2009.

Graduate Fellowship (Ph.D.). Simon Fraser University. May 2009.

Graduate Fellowship. Simon Fraser University. Summer 2006.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada – Canada Graduate Scholarship, Master’s. September 2004 – September 2005.

William F. & Ruth Baldwin Graduate Scholarship in History. Simon Fraser University. September 2004 – April 2005. (Declined)

Graduate Fellowship. Simon Fraser University. Summer 2005. (Declined)

Awards

Nominee – Simon Fraser University’s nominee for the Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Humanities and Fine Arts sponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools and ProQuest for Women in Red Serge: Female Police Bodies and the Disruption to the Image of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

University of the Fraser Valley. Top 40 Alumni. October 2014.

Dean’s Convocation Medal. Simon Fraser University. June 2014.

Nominee – Western Magazine Awards, 2012. Gold Award for Best Article, BC/Yukon. Nominated article: “Women on the Force: Canada’s First Female Mounties Had a Tough Time Fitting In – and You Won’t Find Their Stories in the RCMP’s Official Histories.” Canada’s History 91:4 (August-September 2011).

Travel and Minor Research Award. Simon Fraser University. Spring 2011.

President’s Ph.D. Research Stipend. Simon Fraser University. Fall 2008.

Convocation Speaker – Graduating Class of 2004. University of the Fraser Valley.

Dean’s List of Distinguished Students – Graduating Class of 2004. University of the Fraser Valley.

Recognition of Outstanding Achievement – Department of History. University of the Fraser Valley, 2004.

Writing Across the Curriculum Writing Prize – Research Analytical. University of the Fraser Valley, 2003.

History Department Book Prize. University of the Fraser Valley, 2003.

Teaching

Sessional instructor – History 425, Gender and History. Simon Fraser University, 2012.

Academic Conferences

“‘Carrying a Stupid Purse’: Female Mountie Uniforms and the Gendered Ideals of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 1974-75.” Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies, Biennial Conference on Canadian Studies. September 2014.

“‘The Greatest Mancatcher of All’: The First Female Mounties, the Media, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.” Presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Historical Association. May 2011.

“Insiders and Outsiders: The Challenge of Shared Authority in the Oral Histories of Women in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.” Presented at the Canadian Committee on Women’s History conference. August 2010.

“(Re)Telling and Disrupting Iconic Masculinities: Female Police Officers and the Subversion of the Masculine Police Culture of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.” Presented at the annual conference of the Canadian Historical Association. May 2010.

“Unofficial, Unpaid, and Unacknowledged: Women and Law Enforcement in the RCMP Before Female Mounties.” Presented at the annual conference of the Women’s History Network of British Columbia. October 2008.

“Women in Red Serge: The Re-Making of the Image of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.” Presented at the annual conference of the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch. July 2007.

“Performance, Display and the Shaping of Civic History: The Inner World of Police Museums in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.” Presented at the British Columbia: Inner and Outer Worlds Conference. April 2007.

“Living Muses: Eighteenth-Century Women and Early Feminism in English Print Culture.” Presented at the Qualicum History Graduate Conference. January 2005.

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