The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall
 
 

Steve Penfold

Associate Professor & Acting Associate Chair, Graduate
steve.penfold@utoronto.ca

Office Location:  Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2054

Biography

Steve Penfold specializes in the social, cultural, and political history of twentieth century Canada. He has published studies of mass consumption, fast food, automobile landscapes, class and commemoration, and Santa Claus. His current research is in energy history, including an examination of British Columbia Premier Duff Pattullo’s heated dispute with American oil companies during the 1930s. He is also interested in infrastructure and urban history, and is writing a book on the unbuilt Scarborough Expressway.

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Education

  • PhD, York University
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