(You can also download a copy of my CV here: Fagen, CV, October 2017)

Last updated: October 2017


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA                  2012-2017

Ph.D., History

Research supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

of Canada and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture.

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON                                                                2010-2012

M.A., Public History

Concordia University, Montreal, QC                                                           2006-2010

B.A., Honours in Public History



Work Experience

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA                                                2012-2017

Ph.D. Researcher

  • Synthesized research and literature for dissertation writing
  • Proficient in digital and social media programs (WordPress, Flickr, Instagram, Iconosquare)
  • Co-author for the upcoming book Holocaust Memory in the Digital Mediascape

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON                                                                     2012

Graduate Researcher, “Hate 2.0: Combating Right-Wing

Extremism in Age of Social Technology

  • Conducted research for collaborative, interdisciplinary project
  • Used digital tools (OutWit Hub, Voyant Tools) to search through thousands of photographs on Flickr
  • Webmaster for the project’s WordPress site
  • Authored blog posts on social media research

MacOdrum Library, Ottawa, ON                                                                     2011

Graduate Researcher, Douglas Cardinal Archive Project,

Archives and Research Collections

  • Processed the files of Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal
  • Authored blog posts on archival materials
  • Conducted outreach with other archivists on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr)

Jewish Public Library (JPL), Montreal, QC                                                      2010

Manager, Y Archive Project, Young Mens Young Womens

Hebrew Association, (YM-YWHA)

  • Processed the files of the YM-YWHA with the JPL archivist
  • Consulted on exhibitions pertaining to its history
  • Authored blog posts on findings

Organizational Experience

Graduate History Association, University of Massachusetts                         2013-2014

Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA


  • Organized the annual graduate history conference, “History in the Making”
  • Consulted with the Graduate Chair on improving the experience of graduate students

History Graduate Students’ Association, Carleton University,                       2011-2012

Ottawa, ON

Secretary and Treasurer

  • Managed meeting minutes and the organization’s budget
  • Coordinated social events for graduate students

Carleton Centre for Public History, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON 2011-2012

Research Assistant

  • Coordinated the Centre’s blog and social media accounts
  • Part of the organizing committees for international conferences and traveling exhibitions
  • Managed organizational correspondence with faculty, students, and alumni


Selected Public Outreach Presentations

April 2017 – Panelist, “Touring Sites of Nostalgia and Violence: Historical Tourism and Memory in Germany, Poland, Turkey, and the United States,” National Council for Public History Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

June 2016 – Radio Interview, “Taking Selfies at Auschwitz: Holocaust Sites and Social Media” on “The Exchange,” CJAD 800, Montreal, QC.

March 2015 – Invited Talk, “Snap, Filter, and Post: Instagram and the Performance of Historical Memory,” Center for Heritage and Society Colloquium Series, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA, USA.

June 2014 – Workshop facilitator, “Wikipedia 101 for Women’s History,” presented at the Mass History Conference, Worcester, MA, USA.


Volunteer Service

Jewish Public Library, Montreal, QC                                                               2017-

Member of the Board of Directors

Montreal Holocaust Museum, Montreal, QC                                                    2016-

Tour Guide, (Bilingual)



Technical:      Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Snapchat, Tumblr), WordPress.

Languages:   Fluent in English and French (spoken & written)