Dr. Keith Grant is an Associate Professor of History at Crandall University. He received a PhD from the University of New Brunswick, a ThM from Regent College, a MDiv from Regent College, and a BA from Crandall University. Dr. Grant joined the faculty in 2017.
Dr. Grant’s research is focused on the history of emotions, the history of reading and book culture, and the place of Atlantic Canadians in wider networks and debates. His most recent book is Enthusiasms and Loyalties: The Public History of Private Feelings in the Enlightenment Atlantic (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022). His articles have appeared in Histoire sociale / Social History, the Journal of the Canadian Historical Review, and Acadiensis, among others.
He teaches courses on early North American history, Atlantic Canada, and how to do history, along with his signature course, Bittersweet Histories of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate. He is interested in bringing early Canadian history to a broad audience and is a founding co-editor of the website Borealia: Early Canadian History.
Dr. Grant is currently working on research projects on Black Nova Scotian leader Richard Preston, Loyalist Jacob Bailey, and the circulation of books and ideas in early Nova Scotia.
Notable among his credentials are the Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP) Publication Grant for his book Enthusiasms and Loyalties, and the Stephen & Ella Steeves Award for Excellence in Teaching. His research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Nova Scotia Museum Cultural History Research Grants, and the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, among others.
BA, Crandall University
MDiv, Regent College
ThM, Regent College
PhD, University of New Brunswick