- BA, History, University of Southern Maine, 2008
- MA, Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2011
Colonial North America; cod fisheries; early resource extraction industries; vernacular architecture; material culture studies.
I am currently undertaking research related to the development of the colonial cod fisheries and how these industries helped to settle, form and influence European colonies in North America, particularly in New England and Newfoundland. Part of this research is looking at differences in the social, political, economic and ecological climate of each region and how all of these factors intertwined with each other to develop a holistic research framework for the study of that and other resource extraction industries.