Meet Brittany Dunn, PhD

Monday, April 22, 2024
Brittany Dunn

Brittany Dunn's dissertation, "Grief Amidst the Guns: Death in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the Western Front," explores death and grief during the First World War. It examines how soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force coped with the violent deaths of friends and comrades and argues that these men often turned to the death practices they knew in civilian life, adapting them to the horrors of the trenches. She successfully defended her thesis at Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier) on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Brittany's supervisor was Dr. Mark Humphries, Laurier. Her committee included Dr. Roger Sarty (now retired professor emeritus from Laurier) and Dr. Jane Nicholas, University of Waterloo. Her internal/external examiner was Dr. Edmund Pries, Laurier. Her external examiner was Dr. Sarah Glassford, University of Windsor.

Dr. Dunn serves currently as the inaugural Research Fellow at the Canadian War Museum where her research delves into stories of death and grief in the museum’s First World War collection.

Congratulations Dr. Dunn!