Current Projects

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Foragers of a Modern Countryside: Honey Bees, Environmental Change, and Beekeeper Advocacy in the Great Lakes Region

Under contract with the University of Washington Press, Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Series. An environmental history of beekeeping in an area that was once the continental heartland of beekeeping practice, communication, and scientific advancement, this book examines the effects of a multiplicity of factors, including changing agricultural practices, persistent threats to honeybee health and the emergence of new revenue sources such as pollination contracts, upon honeybees and their keepers.

Stewards of Splendour: A History of Wildlife and People in British Columbia

Forthcoming with Publications, Royal British Columbia Museum, Fall 2023. Commissioned in 2018 by the BC Fish and Wildlife Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO), this book documents 250 years of human relationships with wildlife in British Columbia from pre-colonial Indigenous history through to the present.

Traces of the Animal Past: Methodological Challenges in Animal History

Forthcoming with the University of Calgary Press’ Canadian History and Environment Series, Fall 2022. This collection of essays emerges from a conference by the same name held at York University in November 2019. In it, historians illuminate methodological challenges in animal history through case studies from Canada, the United States, Mongolia, Europe, and South America.

Changing the Narrative: Connecting Indigenous and Settler Histories at Black Creek Pioneer Village

This collaborative project documents the interconnected human and environmental histories of Indigenous and settler peoples in northwestern York/Toronto in order to inform the development of a permanent exhibition and related programming on intersections between Indigenous and settler histories at Black Creek Pioneer Village.