Steve Penfold

 
Steve Penfold

Professor
History

Biography: 

Steve Penfold specializes in the social, cultural, and political history of twentieth century Canada/North America, with particular interests in consumer history, fast food, and energy. He has published studies of mass consumption and nationalism, automobile landscapes, and class and commemoration. Ongoing projects include A Mile of Make Believe (a nearly-completed history of Santa Claus parades) and Duff’s Oil (an examination of British Columbia Premier Duff Pattullo’s heated dispute with American oil companies during the 1930s)