Main areas of research: British colonialism in Malta, identity and nationalism, Islam in Malta, Islamic archaeology, Roman archaeology, archaeology and colonialism, Maltese Canadian immigration.

Current institution:



Department of History, University of Western Ontario

Canadian, Maltese (EU)

Work Experience

Heritage Malta

Curator (Roman Archaeology)

May 2024 – Present

Delta Upsilon Western Ontario

Project Historian & Archivist

Jan 2024 – May 2024

Maltese-Canadian Museum

Collections & Outreach Coordinatior

Sept 2022 – Apr 2024

Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Collections & Digitisation Technician

Sept 2023 – Dec 2023

Heritage Malta

Collections & Digitisation Assistant

June 2023 – Sept 2023

Gabii Project

Finds Assistant

May 2022 – June 2023

Research Assistant

May 2021 – Aug 2021

University of Western Ontario

Oral History Researcher

Jan 2023 – May 2023

Teaching Assistant

Sept 2022 – Dec 2022

Carleton University


April 2022 – Sept 2022

Museum of Classical Antiquities (University of Ottawa)

Collections Manager

Nov 2019 – May 2022

Goulbourn Museum

Exhibitions Coordinator

Sept 2021 – Mar 2022

Assistant Museum Administrator

May 2021 – Sept 2021

Communications Administrator

Sept 2020 – Apr 2021

Museum Assistant

May 2020 – Aug 2020

Dominican University College

Exhibitions Technician

Jul 2020 – Aug 2020

Newcastle Village & District Historical Society

Digitisation Technician

Jan 2019 – Aug 2019

Oshawa Museum

Curatorial Assistant

Jan 2019 – May 2019

Clarington Museums & Archives

Museum & Archival Assistant

Mar 2015 – May 2019


University of Western Ontario

MA Public History

Cognate thesis: “Unearthing Colonial Legacies: The History of British Colonialism and Archaeological Museums in Malta”

2022 – 2023

Carleton University

BA (Hons.) History and Greek & Roman Studies

Minors in Medieval & Early Modern Studies and Archaeology

2019 – 2022


“A New Perspective on a Maltese Medieval Islamic Tombstone through the Notebooks of Themistocles Zammit,” Malta Cultural Annual 1, no. 1 (forthcoming 2024).

The SoHo Story: A Report on the Historical Significance of London’s SoHo Neighbourhood, London, ON: University of Western Ontario, forthcoming June 2023, co-authors M. Bodnar, M. Hamilton, J. Hugh, et al.

“Roman Imperial Coins in the Collection of the Museum of Classical Antiquities,” University of Ottawa, April 2022, co-authors C. Storm, G. Parkes, T. Wort, et al.

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Roman Spolia and the Practice of Islam in the Medieval Central Mediterranean,” The Haley Classical Journal, Feb 2022.

“The Puglisevich Family in Canada,” The Maltese Presence in North America, 2021.


“Poking and Prodding at History: Using 3D Printed Artefacts to Enhance Neurodivergent Museum Experiences,” NeuroGLAM Canada 2023 Conference, Virtual, 11 August 2023, YouTube.

“Teaching Critical Thinking with Unprovenanced Artefact Collections,” Classical Association of Canada Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 11 May 2023.

“What Lies in Museum Exhibitions? Misinterpretations of Malta’s Medieval Islamic Past,” AÉDDHUM Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, 16 March 2023.

“Exhibiting Colonial Power: How British Colonial Projects Shaped Heritage & Identity in Malta,” National Council on Public History Annual Conference (Poster Session), Atlanta, Georgia, 13 April 2023.

“Colonialism at the Museum: British Colonialism and the Development of Museums in Malta,” McCaffrey Seminar Series, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 12 January 2022, YouTube.

“When Ancient Meets Modern: Student Work at uOttawa’s Museum of Classical Antiquities,” American Institute of Archaeology (Ottawa Chapter), Ottawa, Ontario, 10 April 2022, co-presenter C. Storm, YouTube.


John D. Wilson Graduate Internship Award | University of Western Ontario | Apr 2023

William Edgar Travel Award | University of Western Ontario | Apr 2023

Ontario Graduate Scholarship | University of Western Ontario | Aug 2022

Underhill Prize | Carleton University | June 2022

Senate Medal | Carleton University | June 2022

Coulson Memorial Scholarship | Carleton University | Sept 2021

Jocelyn Maynard Scholarship | Carleton University | Sept 2021

Leħen Malti Maltese Canadian Scholarship | Dec 2020

Top Academic Scholarship | Carleton University | Sept 2019


Digitisation of the Department of Classical Studies’ Artefact Collection | University of Western Ontario | Sept 2022 – present

Collaborators: Cheyenne Eversole, Craig A. Harvey, Kealey Kennedy

digitisation, 3D scanning, 3D modelling, 3D printing, cataloguing, research, provenance, collections management

“Mapping Maltese Migration Project,” University of Western Ontario & Maltese-Canadian Museum | Oct 2022 – present |

Collaborators: Richard Cumbo, Kealey Kennedy

research, mapping, digitisation, ArcGIS, StoryMaps, Microsoft Excel

“The 1937 Blackfriars Flood: Public Historic Walking Tour,” University of Western Ontario | Oct – Nov 2022 |

Collaborators: Kathrine-Mackenzie Bodnar, Jessica Hugh, Hannah Mantel, Zahra McDoom, Sarah Pointer, Jesse Sturgill

research, mapping, digitisation, ArcGIS, StoryMaps

Digitisation of the Museum of Classical Antiquities Collection | University of Ottawa | Nov 2021 – May 2022

Collaborators: Georgian Parkes, Chloé Storm, Sophie Vigneux, Thomas C.B. Wort

digitisation, 3D scanning, 3D modelling, 3D printing, cataloguing, research, provenance, collections management