Oliver Baker

PhD Candidate, Simon Fraser University
Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies (INS)

Areas of interest

Early modern England and intersection of literature and history.


  • MA, Humanities, Simon Fraser University
  • MA, English Literature, University of Victoria
  • BA, English Literature, University of Victoria


Oliver Baker is a mature student currently enrolled in SFU’s Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies program (INS Arts PhD). His dissertation topic is “Concepts of Masculinity in Early Modern England.” His first degree was in civil engineering and he has over forty years of professional design and construction experience in North America and South-East Asia. Commencing in 1999, he has been pursuing an interest in the intersection of literature and history, earning a BA and an MA in English Literature from the University of Victoria and, more recently, an MA in Humanities from SFU. He has published some thirty articles in peer-reviewed academic journals on the work of authors ranging from Herodotus, Shakespeare, Rochester, Pope, and Dickens.