I'm an educator, researcher, and filmmaker.

I'm a permanent instructor with Northern Lakes College, where I teach English, History, Sociology, and Philosophy. I earned my PhD in 2019 from Trent University, and held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Western Ontario. I work on conspiracy theory, "cranks", UFOs, and the history of science in Cold War Canada.

My doctoral research was featured in 2018 on CBC Radio's Ideas.

I've made over a dozen films, both fiction and documentary, including my feature-length doc Pushback. My latest film is The Granite Man of Gilmour, a short documentary about a man who spent 30 years building a UFO.

Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @freefoodfilms

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Photo by Shelby Lisk

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