Graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa with a PhD in history.
Works in the Historical Section at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
Adjunct research professor in the Department of History, Carleton University.
She is the author of Tracing the Connected Narrative: Arctic Exploration in British Print Culture, 1818-1860 (Toronto, 2008) and co-author with Jeff Noakes of Acts of Occupation: Canada and Arctic Sovereignty, 1918-25 (Vancouver, 2010).
The book Acts of Occupation: Canada and Arctic Sovereignty is shortlisted for the 2012 Canadian Political History Prize (the winner will be announced at the Canadian Historical Association at the end of May).