Saturday, September 17, 2016

Katie McCullough is Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies at Simon Fraser University. Born and raised in Victoria, B.C., she completed her undergraduate degree in history at the University of Victoria and them pursued an MA in history and a PhD in modern Scottish history at the University of Guelph where she was very active with the Centre for Scottish Studies and in the local Scottish community. Having spent many years travelling to Scotland, she now considers it here second home. Her research focuses on transatlantic networks of support for Highland Scottish economic and cultural development in the British Empire in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and future research will place Scottish settlement in British Columbia in the context of broader patterns of imperial expansion. Katie's paper is entitled Scottish Studies in Canada: Notes from the Pacific Northwest.

Thanks to Alastair McIntyre at Electric Scotland for filming and posting this video