Refereed Conference Presentations

“‘Fylgja [the Spirit Follower]: Race, space, and revenge in Icelandic-Canadian superstitious narratives.” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Montreal, June 1, 2010.

“‘Much did I long for kaffi…’: Icelandic-Canadian coffee traditions and the limits of acculturation, 1875-1950.” Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada Annual Meeting, Montreal, June 2, 2010.

“Broadcasting Compliance: ‘Friendly women,’ Canadian pluralism, and political containment during the Allied occupation of Iceland, 1940-1944.” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Ottawa, May 25, 2009.

“The First Fjallkona and the ‘Bald Women Epidemic’ of 1924.” Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada Annual Meeting, Ottawa, May 26, 2009.

“Migrant Bodies, Colonial Claims: Trauma, Migration, and Colonial Landscapes on the Prairies.” Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, Vancouver, June 2, 2008.

“Lifting the Lid: Traumatic memory, multicultural media, and the rise of the immigrant trunk in Icelandic-Canadian Popular Culture.” Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, May 30, 2008.

“‘Perpetuating the needle-art of their homeland’: Embroidering Hungarian Conservative Nationalism into the Manitoba Handicrafts Guild, 1928-44.”Women in the Multiethnic City, Italian Association of Canadian Studies International Conference, Milan, Italy, January 25, 2008.

“‘Fight like Auður’: Gender, dissent, and the political career of Salome Halldorson, Social Credit MLA, 1936-1941.” Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada Annual Meeting, Toronto, June 1, 2007.

Invited Presentations

“Topographies of Pastry and Edible Ethnicity: Vinarterta and Icelandic-Canadian Identity.” Place and Replace: A Joint Meeting of the Western Canadian Studies Group and St. John’s College’s Prairie Conference, Winnipeg, September 17, 2010.

“From Textiles to Text: Fibre, immigration, and historical inquiry.” Alternative Methodologies for Historians: Bodies, Thread and Text(iles), Annual Methodologies Seminar, Department of History, McMaster University, March 7, 2008.

“Fight like Auður: Gender, dissent, and the political career of Salome Halldorson, Social Credit MLA, 1936-1941.” 100th Anniversary Celebrations for Kvenréttindafélagið (The Women’s Rights Association of Iceland), Reykjavík, Iceland, August 12, 2007.

Public History Lectures

“135 Years Later: Icelandic-Canadian Culture and Identity Since the Landing at Willow Island.” Icelandic-Canadian Club of Toronto Anniversary Lecture Toronto, October 21, 2010.

Kaffi, Booze, and the Striped Lady: Food, Drink, and Cultural Identity in the Icelandic-Canadian Community, 1875-present.” NúnaNow Iceland Canada Art Convergence Gimli, Manitoba, May 6, 2010.

“‘…Ensuring all guests are well-provided for’: The Allied Occupation of Iceland, ‘Hospitality,’ and the Making of Iceland on the Prairies.Icelandic National League Annual Convention Toronto, April 23, 2010.