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Lianne Leddy

Assistant Professor
Department of History
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
Email: lleddy[at]mun.ca
Room: A4005
Phone: 864-6242

Academics

  • Ph.D. Wilfrid Laurier University
  • M.A. University of Western Ontario
  • B.A. Wilfrid Laurier University

Research Interests

I am currently working on a monograph entitled, The Serpent River Anishinaabek and Uranium Mining: A Study of Cold War Colonialism, which is under contract with University of Toronto Press.

In another project, funded by a SSHRC Insight Development Grant, I am examining the gendered experiences of colonialism.  I am interested in the roles of Aboriginal women in First Nations communities in postwar Ontario, and their contributions to the politicization of First Nations from 1950s to the 1980s.

More generally, I am interested in Aboriginal history, Canadian history, Aboriginal studies, and environmental history.

Recent Publications

"Poisoning the Serpent: Uranium Exploitation and the Serpent River First Nation, 1953-1988," in Karl Hele (ed.) The Natures of Empire and the Empires of Nature.  Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2013.

"Interviewing Nookomis and Other Reflections of an Indigenous Historian" Oral History Forum d'histoire orale, 30 (Special Issue-2010:): 1-18.

Available here:  http://www.oralhistoryforum.ca/index.php/ohf/article/view/386

Forthcoming Publications

"Historical Sources and the Beothuk: Questioning Settler Interpretations" in Traces of Ochre: Changing Perspectives on the Beothuk. Fiona Polack (ed.). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming (collection is under contract with University of Toronto Press).

The Serpent River Anishinaabek and Uranium Mining:  A Study of Cold War Colonialism.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press (monograph under contract).

Teaching Interests

I teach Canadian and Aboriginal history, including:

HIST 1016: Themes in Aboriginal History

HIST 3520: The Early Ethnohistory of North America's Native Peoples

HIST 3525: The Later Ethnohistory of North America's Native Peoples

HIST 3821: Canadian Women's History 

I also have experience teaching pre- and post-Confederation Canadian history.

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