Professor of History

Director, Canadian Studies Program

Co-editor, American Review of Canadian Studies


Bridgewater State University

239 Tillinghast Hall, Bridgewater, Massachusetts USA 02325

tel. (508) 531-2688    email:


Areas of Specialization

Canadian History, United States History, Sport History, History of Education



Ph.D. in History, York University, Toronto, Ontario (1995)

M.A. in History, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario (1989).

B.A. (Hons) History/Political Science, McGill University, Montreal, QC (1986).




Refereed Books

Scholars, Missionaries, and Counter-Imperialists: Fifty Years of Writing on Canada in the American Review of Canadian Studies. Essay collection co-edited with Brian J. Payne (London: Routledge, 2022).

1968 in Canada: A Year and Its Legacies. Essay collection co-edited with Michael Hawes and Christopher Kirkey (University of Ottawa Press Mercury Series, 2021).

A Hotly Contested Affair: Hockey in Canada. The National Game in Documents (The Champlain Society 2020).

Hockey: A Global History. Monograph co-authored with Stephen Hardy (University of Illinois Press 2018).

The Same but Different: Hockey in Quebec. Essay collection co-edited with Jason Blake (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017).


Recent Scholarly Articles and Book Chapters

“Exile in America: Rendering Canadian History from the Margins,” in Christopher Kirkey and Richard Nimijean, eds. The Construction of Canadian Identity from Abroad (London: Palgrave Macmillan 2022).

“Pucks on the Page: Hockey Literature in North America,” in Sergey Altukhov and John Nauright, eds. Ice Hockey: Influential Factors for Ice Hockey Development in the Global World (Moscow: Higher School of Economics, Institute of Sports Management and Law, 2020) 397-407.

“A Flag of Tendons: Hockey and Canadian History” in Jenny Ellison and Jennifer Anderson, eds. Hockey: Challenging Canada’s Game—Au-delà du sport national (University of Ottawa Press, forthcoming March 2018).

“Reading Frank Grace’s Record: Life Writing and Lacrosse in Early Twentieth-century Canada.” Sport History Review 48, 2 (November 2017) 144-67.

The Depression Hockey League in Montreal, 1932–60: Sport and Masculine Civic Performance before the Quiet Revolution” in Jason Blake and Andrew C. Holman, eds, The Same but Different: Hockey in Quebec (Kingston & Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017) 14-35.

 “Sport and Identities in Quebec” in Stéphan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey, and Jarrett Rudy, eds, Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the Twenty-first Century. 2nd edition (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2016) 120-34.


Recent Non-Refereed Writing

“The NHL put profit ahead of players’ health during last century’s pandemic” (with Julie Stevens), The Conversation, 12 April 2020.

“The Price of Success: Whitby Dunlops and The Demise of Senior Hockey” in Findings/Trouvailles (The Champlain Society website). November 2019.

“Hockey’s Forgotten First Analytics Revolution” in Made by History weblog in Washington Post, 10 April 2019.

“A Forgotten Cold War Hockey Tale” (with Stephen Hardy), Sports History Weekly, 11 November 2018.,613

 “Hullabaloo and Foofah,” [Vegas Golden Knights] Inside Hockey (weblog), 22 October 2017.



“Writing A Hotly Contested Affair.” Remarks to The Champlain Society Annual General Meeting (Virtual), 12 November 2020. Reprinted at:

“How We Talk about Hockey; or, a Lament on the Poverty of Language and the Elusiveness of the Past in Canadian Sport History,” ACSUS 25th Biennial Conference, Montreal, QC, November 16, 2019

“Samuel Bower Sinclair and the American Origins of Canadian Progressive Education” ACSUS 24th Biennial Conference, Las Vegas, NV, October 21, 2017

“Pucks on the Page: Hockey Literature in North America” World Hockey Forum, Moscow, Russia, December 16, 2016.

“‘Disputé avec Brio’: Modern Womanhood and the Games of the Droit au But Ice Hockey Club of Paris, France,” The Hockey Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, July 2016.



Association for Canadian Studies in the U.S. (Treasurer, 2014-present).

Middle Atlantic and New England Council for Canadian Studies.

Association for Canadian Studies in the United States.

Association international des études québécoises

Canadian Historical Association

New England-Canada Business Council

American Council for Quebec Studies


Last updated:  January 2022