Part-Time Professor-LTA

2000 - PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1995 - MA, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
1992 - BA, Saint Olaf College

Desmarais Building
55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 9114
Office Hours: Monday 12:00 - 12:45, Wednesday 12:00 - 12:45

Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 7507

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Office Hours

(Summer 2017):

  • Monday & Wednesday 12:00-12:45 or by appointment


Courses Taught

(Summer 2017):

  • History 1111A: Twentieth Century World after 1945 (Syllabus, Trailer)
  • History 2351: Devil’s Decade: Global Panorama of the 1930s in Novel, Film and Poem (Poster, Syllabus, Trailer)


Biographic Profile

For world historians, globalization presents both an opportunity and a dilemma. Most accounts of world history remain rooted in a study of empires, nation states, GDP and other relict concepts that reflect older geopolitical realities. My interests lie in exploring how transnational forces are reshaping the economy, state, international institutions, global culture and the human consciousness while fundamentally altering the underlying physics of history.  During the long twentieth century from 1870-present, the world system originally put together by competing Western empires during the late nineteenth century is giving way to a more complexly integrated and cosmopolitan system where states, TNCs, Non-Governmental Organizations, international bankers, global syndicates, sub-national movements, the global poor and fragile ecosystems are intimately interwoven inside a planetary civilization that is petroleum addicted, technology dependent, financially unstable and ecologically destructive.  





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