At a broad level I teach and research nineteenth and twentieth century Quebec and Canadian social and cultural history. My interest in everyday interactions between cultural groups in Quebec and their relationships to larger economic and political structures has lead me to put Quebec into a comparative perspective to better understand the patterns I see. A member of the Montreal History Group, I am the author of The Freedom to Smoke: Tobacco Consumption and Identity (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2005) and “Do you Have the Time? Modernity, Democracy, and the Beginnings of Daylight Saving Time in Montreal, 1907-1928,” Canadian Historical Review 93, 4 (December 2012): 531-554. I co-edited (with Stéphan Gervais and Chris Kirkey) Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the Twenty-First Century (Oxford UP, 2011) and co-edit (with Magda Fahrni) the McGill-Queen’s University Press book series, “Studies in the History of Quebec.” I am currently researching and writing a history of time telling in Quebec (1855-1969).
History of Quebec.