One of the best things about teaching at Carleton is the opportunity to work with fantastic graduate students in all three of our programs: Ph.D., M.A., and MA in Public History.  If you are interested in applying to one of our programs or if you have any questions about supervision, don’t hesitate to contact me by email: [ james.opp [at] carleton.ca ].

Ph.D. Supervisions

Nicholas Hrynyk, “Pin the Macho on the Man: Portrayals of Gay Male Masculinity as a ‘style’ in Toronto’s The Body Politic,” dissertation in progress. (co-supervisor)

Ashley Clarkson, “Intangible Heritage of Pier 21,” dissertation in progress. (co-supervisor)

Sara Spike, “Modern Eyes: A Cultural History of Vision in Rural Nova Scotia, 1880–1910,” August 2016. Awarded Carleton University Senate Medal.

Susan L. Joudrey, “Hidden Authority, Public Display: Representations of the First Nations Peoples at the Calgary Stampede, 1912-1970,” Ph.D., December 2013. Passed with no revisions.

Beth Robertson, “In the Laboratory of the Spirits:  Gender, Embodiment and the Scientific Quest for Life Beyond the Grave 1918-1939,” Ph.D., March 2013. Passed with no revisions.

Mary-Ann Shantz, “The Nature of the Body: A Cultural History of Nudism in Postwar Canada,” Ph.D., August 2012.  Passed with no revisions.

MA Supervisions

Francesca Brzezicki, “Historic Photographic Displays in Kingston,” M.A. research essay in Public History, in progress.

Elise Bigley, (co-supervised with J. Walsh), “Masculinity and art from Jewish Internees in Canada during World War II,” M.A. Thesis, in progress.

Sara Hollett, “The New Nova Scotia: Provincial Tourism, History, and Identity, 1956-1966,” M.A. research essay in Public History, April 2017.

Pascale Couturier, “Aesthetics and Ethics: Exhibiting Montreal’s crime scene photography, 1940s-1960s,” M.A. research essay in Public History, in progress.

Emily Cuggy, “Out of Site, Out of Mind? Re-Placing Brandon’s Prince Edward Hotel,” M.A. research essay in Public History, August 2016.

Sara Nixon, (co-supervised with J. Walsh) “The Grimsby Timescapes App: encountering the past on Main Street,” M.A. research essay in Public History, August 2015.

Cameron Steacy, (co-supervised with J. Walsh) “Shifting Perspectives within a Historic District: The Process of National Historic Designation at Thousand Island Park, 1974-1982,” M.A. research essay in Public History, August 2015.

Kaitlyn L. Benson, (co-supervised with A. Johnston) “Making Motoring American: The Integration of the Working Class in Automobile Film Advertising of the 1930s,” M.A. Thesis, May 2015.

Marie-Anne Gagnon, “A Recipe for Colonialism: Representations of Aboriginal Peoples in 1960s Canadian Cookbooks,” M.A. research essay in Public History, August 2014.

Anna Kuntz, “Closing the Distance: Soundscapes and Visitor Experience at Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park,” M.A. research essay in Public History, April 2013. (co-supervisor)

Lauren Markewicz, “Historical Views of Western Canadian Aboriginal Peoples through the Lens of ‘Indian’ Postcards, 1897-1930,” M.A. research essay in Public History, April 2013. (co-supervisor)

Lara Lavelle, “Little Church from the Prairies: The Ukrainian Catholic Church of St. Onuphrius at the Canadian Museum of Civilization,” M.A. research essay in Public History, April 2012.

Kaleigh Bradley, “Picturing Okak: Collective Memory, Place, and the S.K. Hutton Photographic Album,” M.A. research essay in Public History, August 2011.

Elizabeth Paradis,  “Past, Participant, Performance: Negotiating Histories in Pioneer Quest: A Year in the Real West (2001),” M.A. research essay in Public History, August 2011. (co-supervisor)

Jenna Smith, “A Prescription for Pure Milk, Sunshine and Fresh Air: The Ontario Provincial Board of Health and the Exhibition of Tuberculosis, 1908-1929,” M.A. research essay in Public History, August 2009.

Lisa Kilner, “Narrating Indigenous-Settler Histories:  Native Cultural Representation at the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games,” M.A. research essay in Public History, April 2009.

Laura Jackman, “Bodies in Motion: Constructing the ‘Lady Cyclists,’” M.A. research essay, August 2008.

David Vance, “Charles Templeton and the Performances of Unbelief,” M.A. thesis, August 2008.(co-supervisor).  Passed with distinction.

Lauren Wheeler, “Picturing Winter in the Rockies: Public, Private and Archival Imaginings of Banff, Alberta in the 1920s,” M.A. research essay in Public History, August 2008.

Jennifer Wilhelm, “Photographic Imaginings of the Yukon in Post-World War II Canadian Nationalism: The Klondike Gold Rush and City of Gold,” M.A. research essay in Public History, April 2008. (co-supervisor)

Matt Dyce, “A Souvenir from the North: Images, Narratives, and Power in the Athabasca-Mackenzie River Basin, 1882-1914,” M.A. Thesis, August 2006.  Passed with distinction and nominated for University Senate Medal.

Emily Soldera, “’One Spirit, Two Realms’: Sacred Spaces Versus Secular Environments,” M.A. research essay in Public History, July 2006. (co-supervisor)

Joel Legassie, “Framing Nova Scotia: Clara Dennis and the Place of the Mi’Kmaq in the Reconstruction of Nova Scotian Identities, 1923-1942,” M.A. research essay in Public History, June 2005. (co-supervisor)

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