I am an Associate Professor in the Department of General Education at Mount Royal University. My research and teaching focus on social movements, social activism, and social change. I am trained as a historian and have studied student movements, feminism and women’s movements, Indigenous movements, economic movements, environmental movements, and the counterculture. I have published on Sixties student movements in English Canada and the intersections between social movements and political parties, especially the New Democratic Party (NDP). My current SSHRC-funded research project examines the history of the left in Canada through the lens of the Lewis family. I also organize and lead international field schools to Honduras and Ecuador and the Galapagos and have developed a Community Service Learning course that seeks to connect universities with community organizations. I have published articles related to these initiatives and to the concept of Global Citizenship. I am affiliated with Informed Opinions and am a regular on the Alberta Advantage podcast. I have a B.A. (History and Political Science) and M.A. (History) from the University of Regina and a PhD (History) from the University of Alberta.