Distant Stage: Quebec, Brazil, and the Making of Canada’s Cultural Diplomacy. Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022.

Chapter and article:

— “Pop Friction: Performing Canada at the Festival Internacional da Canção Popular, 1966-69.” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 48, no. 1 (2023): 72-91.

— “P.K. Page and the Art of Diplomacy: An Ambassadorial Wife in Brazil.” In Breaking Barriers, Shaping Worlds: Canadian Women and the Search for Global Order, edited by Greg Donaghy, Jill Campbell–Miller, and Stacey Barker, 229-265. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2021.

Doctoral Dissertation:

— “Experiments in Cultural Diplomacy: Music as Mediation in Canadian-Brazilian Relations (1940s-1960s).” PhD Thesis (Concordia University), 2019.


— “Quebec Culture Can be Diplomatic Asset for CAQ Government.” The Montreal Gazette, 30 October 2018.

— “Using Culture to Strengthen Mercosur Ties.” Policy Options, 9 May 2018.

Book Reviews:

L’Amérique du Nord: une histoire des identités et des solidarités, edited by Maurice Demers and Catherine Vézina. Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française 75, nos. 1-2 (2021): 200-202.

Undiplomatic History: The New Study of Canada and the World, edited by Asa McKercher and Philip Van Huizen. British Journal of Canadian Studies 33, no. 2 (2021): 263-264.

Canada’s Public Diplomacy, edited by Nicholas J. Cull and Michael K. Hawes. International Journal: Canada’s Journal of Global Policy Analysis 76, no. 12 (June 2021): 344-346.

Mad Flight? The Quebec Emigration to the Coffee Plantations of Brazil, by John Zucchi. University of Toronto Quarterly / Letters in Canada 89, no. 3 (Summer 2020): 571-572.

Other Diplomacies, Other Ties: Cuba and Canada in the Shadow of the US, edited by Luis René Fernández Tabío, Cynthia Wright and Lana Wylie. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 45, no. 2 (Spring 2020): 262-264.

Conferences and Presentations:

“Going South: Pre-Referendum Quebec and its Cultural Diplomacy in the United States.” Music, Globalization, and International Affairs (proseminar offered by Jessica Roda at Georgetown University). Virtual talk; 15 November 2022.

“Aux origines de la diplomatie culturelle canadienne: entre Montréal, Rio et Ottawa (de 1941 à aujourd’hui).” Talk sponsored by Lit4Dev, Global Affairs Canada. Virtual talk; 22 June 2022.

“Art Matters in Canada-Brazil Relations (1940s-50s).” Public talk sponsored by the Brockville Museum as part of its Annual Winter Lecture Series. Virtual talk; 22 February 2022.

“Food, Songs, Family, and Spirit: A Taste of Canada in 1940s Brazil.” Foreign Policy Without States – Popular Diplomacy (course offered by Karen Dubinsky at Queen’s University). Kingston; 21 October 2021.

“Pop Friction: Performing Canada at the Festival Internacional da Canção Popular, 1966-69.” Lower Workshop (Queen’s University). Kingston; 4 October 2021.

“Taking the Stage: French Canada, Brazil, and the Making of Cultural Diplomacy.” Public talk sponsored by the Canada Research Chair in Canadian and Transnational History (University of Toronto). Toronto; 4 February 2020.

“The International Service of the CBC as an Instrument of Musical Diplomacy in Brazil (1940s-1950s).” 98th annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA). Toronto; 4 June 2019.

“Sound Bites: Music and Public Diplomacy in Canadian‐Brazilian Relations (1940s‐1960s).” 60th annual meeting of the International Studies Association (ISA). Toronto; 30 March 2019.

Panel discussion with César Villanueva Rivas, Lynda Jessup, and Hannah Burgé Luviano on the topic of “Cultural Diplomacy as Practice and Policy.” Speaks: Cultural Studies Speakers series (in collaboration with North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative and Queen’s University). Kingston; 6 March 2019.

Panel discussion with Yuan Stevens. Speaking Near-By series (Dazibao Art Centre). Montreal; 13 December 2018.

“Musically Imagined Communities: Sound in Transnational History.” Muffins and Methodology series (Montreal History Group at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada). Montreal; 19 January 2018.

“Villa-Lobos à Montréal et la constitution d’une communauté sonore Canada-Brésil: nationalisme/universalisme ou l’art du contrepoint (1942-1952).” 70th annual meeting of the Institut d’histoire de l’Amérique française (IHAF). Montreal; 21 October 2017.

“Folk Songs for Old Friends: The Quatuor Alouette and the Making of a Canada-Brazil Sonorous Community in the 1940s.” 96th annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA). Toronto; 30 May 2017.

“Sound Waves in Brazil-Canada Relations (1942-1952).” Public talk sponsored by the Laboratório de Pesquisa de Cultura e Política (IFCS-UFRJ). Rio de Janeiro; 19 May 2017.



This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Concordia University.