(You can also download a copy of my CV here: Fagen-CV, 1.11.2016)
Last updated: November 2016
PhD, History. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. August 2017 (Expected defence)
MA, Public History. Carleton University. 2012
BA, Honours in Public History. Concordia University. 2010
DEC, Liberal Arts, Dawson College. 2006
2014-2017 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship.
2016 Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute, “Reframing Mass Violence in Europe and the Americas: The Holocaust and Global Memory Constellations,” University of Bayreuth, Germany, Doctoral Fellow.
2015 Bauer-Gordon Research Fellowship, Department of History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
2015 Graduate School Dissertation Research Grant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
2012-2014 Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) Doctoral Scholarship.
2013 DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Intensive Language Grant.
2013 Archival Summer Seminar in Germany, German Historical Institute – Washington.
“Leilani Muir: Eugenics on Trial in Canada,” Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Studies, Special Issue, edited by David Dean. New York, NY. November 2013.
“Sudetenland Annexation,” “Poland-East Prussia Campaign, Soviet,” in Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History, edited by Dr. David Zabecki. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014.
“Review: What is media archaeology? By Jussi Parikka” Information, Communication, & Society, April 2016
Holocaust Memory in the Digital Mediascape, monograph, with Jennifer Evans and Meghan Lundrigan, under contract with Bloomsbury UK.
“Review: Remembering the Holocaust by Esther Jilovsky, and Holocaust Remembrance Between the National and the Transnational: The Stockholm International Forum and the First Decade of the International Task Force by Larissa Allwork,” History: Reviews of New Books, February 2017.
Instructor, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA. 2015.
Western Thought Since 1600. Summer 2015.
Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA. 2012-2015.
History of Western Science and Technology II. Spring 2015.
Western Thought since 1600. Fall 2014.
Western Thought to 1600. Spring 2014.
Introduction to World Religions. Fall 2013.
The Holocaust as History. Spring 2013.
Europe in the Twentieth Century. Fall 2012.
Teaching Assistant, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Europe in the Twentieth Century. Fall 2010 & Spring 2011.
2016- Tour Guide, (Bilingual) Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre, Montreal, Quebec.
2012 Graduate Researcher, “Hate 2.0: Combating Right-Wing Extremism in Age of Social Technology,” Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.
2011-2012 Research Assistant, Carleton Centre for Public History, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.
2011 Graduate Researcher, Douglas Cardinal Archive Project, Archives and Research Collections, MacOdrum Library, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.
2010 Manager, Y Archive Project, Young Men’s – Young Women’s Hebrew Association, (YM-YWHA) Montreal, Quebec.
2010 Central Intern, Digital Storytelling, Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide and Other Human Rights Violations, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
Presenter. The Middle: Where Did We Come From? Where Are We Going?: National Council for Public History Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 19-22, 2017.
Presenter. Putting History to Work: Graduate History Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst, March 6, 2016.
Workshop participant. German Studies Association Meeting, Washington, DC, October 3-5, 2015.
Presenter. History on the Edge: National Council for Public History Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, April 16, 2015.
Presenter. Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium, Carleton University, March 1st, 2012.
Presenter. First Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference in Jewish Studies, Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies, Carleton University, April 11, 2011.
Presenter. 17th Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium, Carleton University, March 4th, 2011.
Center for Heritage and Society Colloquium Series, University of Massachusetts Amherst, March 12, 2015.
Five College Digital Humanities Project, Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, March 1, 2013.
Seminar Series, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, October 20, 2011.
Workshop facilitator. Mass History Conference, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 2, 2014.
Workshop facilitator. National Council for Public History Annual Meeting, Monterey, California, March 19, 2014.
Co-organizer, “History in the Making” UMass Graduate History Association Conference, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, March 9th, 2014.
Member of the Organizing Committee, “History, Memory, Performance” Interdisciplinary and Bilingual Conference, organized by the Carleton University Centre for Public History and the University of Ottawa Department of Theatre Studies, April 19-21, 2012.
Social Media Liaison, “18th Annual Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium” Carleton University, March 1-2, 2012.
Moderator, “The Past on Display – Museums, Film, Musealization” Conference, The Canadian Centre for German & European Studies, York University, April 28-30, 2011.
Member of the Organizing Committee, “First Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference in Jewish Studies” Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies, Carleton University, April 11, 2011.
Radio Interview, “The Exchange,” CJAD 800, June 3, 2016. Subject of interview: “Taking Selfies at Auschwitz: Holocaust Sites and Social Media.”
Radio Interview, “O Stories,” CKUT 90.3 FM, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, November 21, 2011. Subject of interview: “The Douglas Cardinal Archive Project.”
Co-chair, Graduate History Association, Department of History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, August 2013-May 2014.
Secretary and Treasurer, History Graduate Students’ Association, Carleton University, September 2011-April 2012.
Memberships and Affiliations:
Carleton Centre for Public History, Carleton University (CCPH)
Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University (COHDS)
International Federation for Public History (IFPH)
German Studies Association (GSA)
National Council for Public History (NCPH)
Languages and Technical Skills
English, native speaker.
French, near-native fluency.
German, highly proficient.
Conducting oral history interviews.