York University, 2000, PhD
York University, MA
Queen’s University, BA, Honours
My research lies in environmental history and water history and focuses on the history and politics of large rivers, particularly in Canada. Representative publications include Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River (Cambridge UP 2004), The River Returns: An Environnmental History of the Bow (MQUP 2009), co-authored with Christopher Armstrong and H.V. Nelles, and Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-Electricity during Canada’s Second World War (Toronto UP 2015). Recent work focuses on the environmental history of hydro-electricity during the Second World War and the politics of pure water in Vancouver.
Evenden, M. 2022. Water Purity. Health, and Expertise: Debating Fluoridation in Vancouver during the 1950s. Canadian Journal of Health History 39 (2): 311-339. doi: https://doi.org/10.3138/cjhh.2022-546-092021
Parrinello, G. Serneri, S. N. Bhattacharyya, D. Morgan, R. A. Ross, C. Pietz, D. and M. Evenden. Rethinking the Entangled History of Water and Power. Contemporanea XXV (2): 319-344. doi: 10.1409/103867
Evenden, M. 2021. Stowaway Beetles: Carl Lindroth, the Ballast Theory and Trans-Atlantic Science in the Cold War. Environmental History 26(3): 508-532.
Cohn, J. Evenden, M. and Landry, M. 2020. Water powers: the Second World War and the mobilization of hydroelectricity in Canada, the United States, and Germany. Journal of Global History 15(1): 123-147. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1740022819000366
Evenden, M. 2019. Debating water purity and expertise: the chlorination controversy in Vancouver during the Second World War. Journal of Historical Geography 65: 85-95. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2019.06.007