Department of History
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL A1C 5S7
- Ph.D. Wilfrid Laurier University
- M.A. University of Western Ontario
- B.A. Wilfrid Laurier University
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.
"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
"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).
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.