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Canadian Museum of History
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Northern Great Plains, Borderlands, Material Culture, Transnationalism, Continentalism, Metis Studies, Indigenous Studies, Native American Studies, Ethnohistory, Ethnology, Cultural Theory, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Canadian West, American West, Canadian History, Borderland Studies, Metis, Mexico-American Borderlands
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About Me

Currently the Curator of Central Ethnology at the Canadian Museum of History, my research interests dovetail with four of the Museum’s Research Strategies: contemporary Canada, Indigenous histories, population movements and settlements, and cultural expression.

My dissertation, “Staying in Place: The Continuity of Borderland Metis Communities, 1885-1930″ touches on the themes of Plains Metis history, Northern Great Plains borderlands, material culture, and gender history. In considering the everyday practices that reveal a creative resistance to repressive settler state strategies, my project examines the tactics used by individuals and families to challenge the arbitrary partitioning of several Metis communities along the 49th parallel in the post-1885 period.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
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Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Diplomacy, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Rural & Agrarian History, Women