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I was born and raised in Nepean, Ontario. I received BA in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto in 1989, and stayed there to pursue my MA (1990) and PhD (1997) in British history with J.M. Beattie. From 1997 to 1999, I held a Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at Green College, University of British Columbia, where I worked with criminologist Richard Ericson. Before coming to Victoria in July 2004, I served as Lecturer in British History at the University of Queensland, Australia.

I am currently finishing my first monograph, after which I will be writing a textbook tentatively entitled Punishment in Modern England (Palgrave Macmillan). I am also working with Stewart Arneil of the U Vic Humanities Computing and Media Centre to create a detailed, web-based search engine for every individual sentenced to death at LondonÂ’'s Old Bailey courthouse from the Glorious Revolution (1689) until the accession of Queen Victoria (1837). And I am working on a number of publication projects concerning the nature and practice of capital punishment in London during this era.