Main areas of research: British colonialism in Malta, identity and nationalism, medieval Islamic 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

University of Western Ontario

Oral History Researcher

Jan 2023 – present

Teaching Assistant

Sept 2022 – Dec 2022

Maltese-Canadian Museum

Exhibition and Outreach Coordinatior

Sept 2022 – present

Carleton University


April 2022 – Sept 2022

Gabii Project

Finds Lab Assistant

May 2022 – June 2022

Small Finds Research Assistant

May 2021 – Aug 2021

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

2022 – 2023

Carleton University

BA (Hons.) History and Greek & Roman Studies

Minors in Medieval & Early Modern Studies and Archaeology

2019 – 2022


Echoes of SoHo, London, ON: University of Western Ontario, forthcoming April 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.


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

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

“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.


Ontario Graduate Scholarship | Western University | 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