Kristen O’Hare

I am currently a History PhD student at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. My thesis, “From Boom to Bust to Tourism: Deindustrialized Miningscapes in Canada,” examines three mining towns that turned to post industrial tourism as a means of sustaining themselves after their primary industrial industries were no longer viable. My work incorporates a broad geographical range, and an innovative mixture of qualitative analysis by combining G.I.S., oral history, and digital storytelling to achieve an improved understanding of the landscapes of memory. In 2005, I received my Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in History and Geography from Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario. My Master of Arts in History is from the University of Guelph (2006). I have spent the last two years co-managing the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University and I am now one of the two embedded oral historians on this software development project team.


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