Dr. Meaghan Walker studies the clothing of working men who went to sea under British jurisdiction in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She is currently the the Ewart A. Pratt Post-doctoral Fellow at Memorial University of Newfoundland working with local merchant records and British imperial seafaring documents at the Maritime History Archive.

She received her doctorate from the University of Alberta in 2020, and her BA (Hons.) and MA at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2010 and 2011.

She has published in Papers of the Canadian Bibliographical Society/Cahiers de la Société Bibliographique du Canada and in the International Journal of Maritime History in 2019. During the course of her MA work, she also contributed to the SSHRC-funded project More Than a List of Crew.

Outside of maritime clothing, Meaghan’s interests include the history and development of maritime nostalgia, the growth of Western orientated ready-made clothing and fast-fashion, and the role of history, historical narrative and practice, and memory in video games.

Meaghan is on twitter @slopclothes and can be contacted at mwalker [at] mun.ca. She currently lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.