Teghan Barton

PhD candidate

Home University: University of Waterloo

Email: t2barton@uwaterloo.ca

LinkedIn: /teghanbarton/

Education: BA (Hons) Canadian Studies & Cultural Studies, Laurier; MA, Canadian Studies, Carleton; Paralegal Graduate Certificate (Conestoga College; LSUC)

Research Fields: Canadian, Cultural History/Theory, Fat Studies, Girlhood and Youth

Supervisor: Jane Nicholas

Teghan Barton is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Teghan comes to History by way of Cultural Studies and Canadian Studies and is broadly interested in the intersections of nation-making, gender, size, race, and ability. Her doctoral research explores how Anne Shirley, from Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, has been culturally redefined into a historical figure wherein her existence is viewed as both fact and fiction and exploring how Anne’s eternal girlhood and modern/antimodern sentiments create a myth of her existence. An activist, Teghan volunteers both on campus and in her community including with the Guelph Enabling Garden and is also a licenced paralegal under the Law Society of Upper Canada.