Areas of Interest:
Cultural and Intellectual History, European History, History of Empires, Colonialisms, and Indigeneity, History of Gender, Sex, and Sexualities, History of Migration/Diaspora, Russian History, Social History
Eriks' dissertation examines the lived experiences of individuals in intra-urban transit systems in the early twentieth century and how those experiences influences the construction of gender and class. He specializes in Modern German from ca. 1850-1950. Eriks is studying under the supervision of Professor James Retallack. He also investigates Latvian diaspora and family histories in Canada; and experiences of civilians in warfare. His broader interests include: nationalism and nation-building; colonialism and imperialism; place-making; localism and local identity; digital humanities.
- 2016, MA, University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
- 2014, BA (hons.), University of Toronto