B.A. (McGill); M.A., Ph.D. (York).
Lady Eaton College S104
705-748-1011 x 7834
The history of suicide in English-speaking Canada; medical and criminal history; asylums and prisons
Current research project:
Guns: A Cultural History of Firearm Use and Regulation in Canada
- Prisons, Asylums, and the Public: Institutional Visiting in the Nineteenth Century (Toronto: University of Toronto Press)
- A History of Human Rights in Canada: Essential Issues (Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press Inc., 2009).
- “’In View of the Knowledge to be Acquired’: Public Visits to New York’s Asylums in the Nineteenth Century,” in Permeable Walls: Historical Perspectives on Hospital and Asylum Visiting, edited by Graham Mooney and Jonathan Reinarz (New York: Editions Rodopi B.V., 2009): 243-266.
- “Recent Approaches to the History of Psychoactive Substances and Social Regulation in Canada,” Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes. Volume 42, Number 3 (Fall 2008): 227-233.
- “’Open to the Public’: Touring Ontario Asylums in the Nineteenth Century,” in Mental Health and Canadian Society: Historical Perspectives, edited by James E. Moran and David Wright (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006): 19-48.
- “Suicide, Coroner’s Inquests, and the Parameters of Compassion in Ontario, 1830-1900,” Histoire sociale/Social History, (November, 2014): 577-599.
Recent book reviews in:
Isis and The History of the Behavioral Sciences