Photo by Shelby Lisk
I'm an educator, researcher, and filmmaker.
I teach philosophy, politics, English and research methods at Northern Lakes College. I received my PhD in 2019 from Trent University, and held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Western Ontario. I study conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, and "cranks," UFOs and the supernatural, and Cold War espionage.
My doctoral research was featured in 2018 on CBC Radio's Ideas, which became the subject of my book Search for the Unknown.
You can also find me talking about UFOs on the CraveTV series We're All Gonna Die (even Jay Baruchel) and on the Science Channel series Phantom Signals.
I'm also an independent filmmaker, having made over a dozen films, both fiction and documentary, including my feature-length doc Pushback. My latest films are The Granite Man of Gilmour, a short documentary about a man who spent 30 years building a flying saucer, and Everlasting Wheat, a 4-minute film about a farmer convinced of a government conspiracy.