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Academic Positions

2017-Present

Adjunct Professor, Department of History, Carleton University.

2015-2016          

William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Education

2014

PhD – History, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Dissertation: As Canadian as Possible: The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 1936-1939

2009

Master of Arts – History, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Thesis: Radio Revolution, Classic Concerns: The Development of Canadian Broadcasting 1927-1936

2007

Bachelor of Arts – Honours History – With Distinction, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, Thesis: Traitors, Invaders and Slavers: Anti-Americanism in British North America, 1775-1867

Publications

Books

Leduc, Jean-Marie with Sean Graham. Lace Up! Skates and the Canadian Imagination. Heritage House Publishing. Forthcoming, November 2017.

Graham, Sean. Live From Canada! The Emergence of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Under contract with University of Toronto Press.

Refereed Articles

Graham, Sean. “Little Place for Women: Masculinity, Femininity, and Early Canadian Radio,” Media History. Under Review.

Graham, Sean. “Just Around the Corner: The CBC and Television, 1936-1939,” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 35 no. 2 (2015): 300-318.

Graham, Sean. “Unity Through Ambiguity.” Strata: University of Ottawa Graduate Student History Review, 1, no. 2 (June 2011): 1-27.

Graham, Sean. “A Note on Black Civil Liberties in America,” Cave Hill Currents, UWI Guild of Students Academic Journal, I, 29-33 (2006)

Non-Peer Reviewed Professional Contributions

Graham, Sean. “Hyperbole, Hot Takes, and Hillary’s Qualifications.” Activehistory.ca. December 7, 2016.

Graham, Sean. “How the CBC Began.” 49thshelf.com. Talking History Series. September 18, 2015.

Graham, Sean. “Recasting Mr. Sage: The Renewed Interest in R.B. Bennett.” Left History. 17 Vol. 2. (2013): 109-116.

Graham, Sean. “Gun Violence in the United States: The Frontier Mentality.” Activehistory.ca. January 9, 2013.

‘Sleepless in Seattle’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Finding Nemo’, ‘Mel Brooks’, ‘Michael Moore’, ‘Product Tie-Ins’, entries for Movies and American Culture: An Encyclopaedia, ed. Philip C. DiMare, ABC-CLIO, July 2011.

Graham, Sean. “Stop the Silly Rhetoric” The Ottawa Citizen, June 14, 2011.

Graham, Sean. “Great War Commemoration & Social Memory in Canada.” Perspectives: The Journal of the Saskatchewan Council of Social Sciences, 41, no. 2 (Spring 2010), 13.

Graham, Sean. “Bringing Canada into the Classroom: The CBC as an Educational Tool.” Perspectives: The Journal of the Saskatchewan Council of Social Sciences, 41, no. 1 (Fall 2009), 7.

Graham, Sean. “Much ado about Nothing? Look Inside Yourself First, Canada,” The Carillon, 51, no. 24. April 2-8, 2009, 16.

Graham, Sean. “McCain or Obama – Why Care?: How the U.S Election Might Affect Us,” The Carillon, 51, no. 5. September 25-October 1, 2008, 17.

Book Review

Owens Patton, Tracey and Sally M. Schedlock. Gender, Whiteness, and Power in Rodeo: Breaking Away from the Ties of Sexism and Racism (New York: Lexington Books, 2012) 228 pp. Women and Social Movements. 2014.

Mary-Ellen Kelm, A Wilder West: Rodeo in Western Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011) 296 pp. Strata: University of Ottawa Graduate Student History Review Vol. 4 (2012): 169-172.

Thavolia Glymph, Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008) 279 pp. Past Imperfect (University of Alberta), Vol. 15 (2009): 450-455.

Invited Lectures

Graham, Sean. “Early National Radio and Rural Canada,” invited paper presented to the Ottawa Vintage Radio Club, Ottawa, ON. March 12, 2014.

Graham, Sean. “A Thousand Miles From the City: Early National Radio and Rural Canada,” invited paper presented to University of Guelph Rural History Roundtable, Guelph, ON. November 14, 2013.

Graham, Sean. “Stiffening Up a Spineless System: The CBC National Network to World War II,” invited paper presented to Nipissing University’s History Department Lecture Series, North Bay, ON. March 22, 2013.

Graham, Sean. “‘You Surpass My Hopes’: The War of 1812 and Black History in Canada,” invited paper presented to Service Canada Black History Month Celebration, Ottawa, ON. February 16, 2012.

Graham, Sean. “Dominion Over Holidays: The Creation of Canada Day,” invited paper presented to the University of Ottawa History Graduate Students’ Association Colloquium, Ottawa, ON. December 8, 2010.

Graham, Sean. “Canada Lives There: The Creation of the CBC,” invited paper presented to the University of Ottawa History Graduate Students’ Association Colloquium, Ottawa, ON. February 22, 2010.

Conference Presentations

Graham, Sean. “Can We Trust Them? The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and American Radio Programs at the Start of the Second World War,” paper presented at American Culture Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 3, 2015.

Graham, Sean. “Just Around the Corner: The CBC and Television Development, 1936-1939,” paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Victoria, B.C. June 5, 2013.

Graham, Sean. “A Royal Invitation: The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Monarchy on American Radio, 1936-1939,” paper presented at American Culture Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. March 30, 2013.

Graham, Sean. “Laying the Cornerstone: The CBC and the 1939 Royal Tour,” paper presented at the Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Waterloo, ON. May 28, 2012.

Graham, Sean. “Recording History: The 1939 Royal Tour Broadcasts,” paper presented at Cultural Historiography: Emergent Theories, Methods, and the Digital Turn conference (University of Guelph), Guelph, ON. March 2, 2012.

Graham, Sean. “The Voice you Heard: The Early CBC and Technological Investment,” paper presented at XVII Biennial Conference of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association. Ottawa, ON. November 19, 2011.

Graham, Sean. “Bridging the Gap: The CRBC and the Preservation of Canadian Broadcasting,” paper presented at the Pierre Savard Conference (University of Ottawa), Ottawa, ON. March 25, 2010.

Graham, Sean. “Mr Sage Goes to Ottawa: Radio and the King-Bennett Elections,” paper presented at the Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium (Carleton University), Ottawa, ON. March 5, 2010.

Graham, Sean. “Politics for Semi-Hysterical Zealots: The Advent of Radio Campaigning in Canada,” paper presented at the Keewatin Country Conference (University of Saskatchewan, University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg), Moose Jaw, SK. April 17, 2009.

Graham, Sean. “This Hour Has Seventy Years: The CBC and Canada’s Cultural Autonomy,” paper presented to the 4th Annual Graduate Student Research Conference (University of Regina), Regina, SK. April 3, 2009.

Graham, Sean. “An Impossible Assignment: Hector Charlesworth and the Administration of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission,” paper presented to the Questions of Authority: People, Places, and Powers Conference (University of Alberta), Edmonton, AB. Panel Titled: Canadian Political and Educational Authorities, February 19, 2009.

Graham, Sean. “Public Broadcasting or National Defence?: The Creation of the CBC,” paper presented to the Department of History Honours and Graduate Colloquium (University of Regina), Regina, SK. Panel Titled: History and Public Policy, November 6, 2008.

Graham, Sean. “The Impact of the Depression Era on the Nature of the Canadian-American Relationship,” paper presented to the Buffalo Province History Conference (University of Saskatchewan), Manitou Beach, SK. Panel Titled: National Identities and International Relations, May 10, 2008.

Graham, Sean. “Finding Our Place in America’s Hemisphere: Canadian Nationalism and the Monroe Doctrine,” feature paper presentation at the 3rd Annual Graduate Students Research Conference (University of Regina). Regina, SK. April 12, 2008.

Graham, Sean. “And the Winner Is?: 1930 and the Significance of Federal Elections,” paper presented to the Qualicum-Parksville History Conference (University of Victoria), Parksville, BC. Panel Titled: Politics and Electoral Strategies in Britain and Canada, January 26, 2008.

Teaching

Appointments

2011-2014, 2015-2017    

Lecturer, Department of History, University of Ottawa

2015-2016                  

Lecturer, Department of History. Harvard University

2016

Professor, International Summer School, University of International Business and Economics, Beijing

2013

Supervisor, Study Abroad Independent Project of George Ghaffari, University of Birmingham

2009-2013

Teaching Assistant, Department of History, University of Ottawa

Courses Taught

Radio: Source, Outlet, and Medium for History

Radio and Television in America

Cultural Exchange and National Identity in 20th Century North America

History of the United States Since 1865

Global History Since 1500

Popular Culture in 20th Century North America

Popular Culture in 20th Century North America (Conference Course)

Seminar in Canadian History – Canadian Historiography – Historians Interpret Canada’s Past

Selected Topics in Canadian History – Popular Culture in 20th Century Canada (Lecture)

Selected Topics in American History – Popular Culture in 20th Century America (Lecture)

Seminar in Comparative History – Slavery in the Americas

Public Outreach

2013-Present Co-editor, ActiveHistory.ca

2012-Present Host and Producer, History Slam Podcast, Regularly appearing on Activehistory.ca

2011 Invited Guest, Breakaway, CBC Radio One Montreal, Discussion of CBC 75th Anniversary, November 2.

2011 Invited Guest, Blue Sky, CBC Radio One Saskatchewan, Discussion of CBC 75th Anniversary, November 2.

2011 Invited Guest, Morning North, CBC Radio One Sudbury, Discussion of CBC 75th Anniversary, November 2.

2011 Invited Guest, Ottawa Morning, CBC Radio One Ottawa, Discussion of CBC 75th Anniversary, October 31.

2009 Invited Guest, Blue Sky, CBC Radio One Saskatchewan, Discussing the Origins of Public Broadcasting in Canada, June 1.

Professional Development

2016 Harvard Extension School: Public History Master Class with Ric Burns: “The Pilgrims” and Documentary Film as an Interpretive Tool.

Other Professional Experience

2016-Present Historical Research Consultant, Ottawa Police Association, Ottawa, ON.

2014-2015 Research Associate, Public History, Inc. Ottawa, ON.

Funding

2014 Dean’s Scholarship, University of Ottawa, $2,500

2013 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ontario, $15,000

2013 Excellence Scholarship, University of Ottawa, $6,500

2012 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, Government of Canada, $20,000

2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Declined), Government of Ontario, $15,000

2012 Excellence Scholarship, University of Ottawa, $6,500

2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ontario, $15,000

2011 Excellence Scholarship, University of Ottawa$6,500

2010 Graduate Student Travel Award, University of Regina, $200

2009 Graduate Admission Scholarship, University of Ottawa, $71,000

2009 FGSR Graduate Scholarship, University of Regina, $5,000

2008 SSHRC Graduate Scholarship – Master’s, Government of Canada, $17,500 

2008 SSHRC Enhancement Award, University of Regina, $4,000

2008 GSA Travel Award, University of Regina, $500

2007 Scholarship in Social Affairs, Douglass-Coldwell Foundation, $3,000

2007 FGSR Graduate Scholarship, University of Regina, $5,000

University Service

2011-2014 University of Ottawa Graduate Student Representative to Canadian Historical Association

2011-2012 Co-Chair Pierre Savard Graduate Student Conference

2010-2012 Submissions Officer, English, Strata: University of Ottawa Graduate Student History Review

2009-2011 PhD Representative to Department of History Graduate Studies Committee

Profession Affiliations

Canadian Historical Association

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

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