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— “Youth, Drugs, and Surveillance at Manseau’s Woodstock Pop Festival.” In Pleasure and Panic: New Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drugs, edited by Dan Malleck and Cheryl Warsh, 77-105. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2022.


— and Ajay Heble. “Summer Music Festivals Do More than Entertain, They Help Us Imagine Possible Futures.” The Conversation. 13 July 2023.

Conferences and Presentations:

“The Moment Is Now: Enacting Possible Futures at the Superfrancofête and Beyond (1974–).” Public talk sponsored by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation and the College of Arts (University of Guelph). Guelph; 17 January 2024.

“Festival Canadiana: Jazz, Nation, and the Cultural Public Sphere.” 13th International Conference of the Institute for Jazz Research (University of Music and Performing Arts). Graz; 11 June 2022.

“Québec 70: La déroute des festivals pop.” 73rd annual meeting of the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française (IHAF). Virtual conference; 8 October 2021.

“Forging Solidarities at Mariposa ’75: Forward Into a New Decade.” Between Postwar and Present Day: Canada, 1970-2000, Local, National, Global conference (University of Toronto). Virtual conference; 8 May 2021.

“Talkin’ Jazz in Canada: The Festival Scene of the Late Fifties.” Canada in the Age of Eisenhower conference (Bill Graham Centre). Virtual conference; 7 May 2021.

“Jazz for Canadian Highbrows: The Bard, the Princess, and the Duke at Stratford, 1956-58.” Public talk sponsored by the Department of History (Brock University). Virtual talk; 20 November 2020.

“Culture, Memory, and the Times in Which We Live.” Journée d’étude Ronald Rudin at the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS). Montreal; 15 November 2019.

“Manseau Under the Gaze: Youth Counterculture and Surveillance in Quebec.” 8th biennial meeting of the Urban History Association (UHA). Chicago; 15 October 2016.

“Surveiller Manseau: révolution hippie, drogue et jeunesse québécoise dans la mire du pouvoir.” Contre-culture: existences et persistances international conference (Université de Montréal). Montreal; 15 October 2015.



This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture, and the University of Toronto. It is currently supported by Queen’s University.