MA GNDS 2011, BAH GNDS
“I graduated with Bachelor of Arts Honors in Gender Studies in 2009 and a Masters in Gender Studies in 2011. After my Masters, I completed my PhD in American Studies at the University of Michigan in 2017. During my time in the Gender Studies Department at Queen's, I worked closely with faculty who are internationally recognized in their fields and who are also generous and supportive mentors. This mentorship was integral to my development as a scholar. Working with Scott Morgensen and Katherine McKittrick led to connections with other scholars who became mentors during my PhD, like Tiya Miles.
Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and Women and Gender Studies at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin. I am also the Faculty Curator for the Native American Museum in the Indigenous Cultures Center on campus. Northland is a small liberal arts college with a focus on social and environmental justice and interdisciplinary, place-based, experiential learning. I teach introductory Indigenous history courses on Lake Superior, Wisconsin, and the United States. One of my favorite parts of teaching at Northland is that some courses include experiential learning through field trips, including visiting a maple sugar camp and paddling voyageur canoes on Lake Superior. I also teach upper-level undergraduate seminars that align with my research focus on gender and Indigenous history in United States and Canadian borderland regions. I am currently working on a book manuscript currently titled Navigating the Currents: Indigenous Women, Politics, and Property in the Borderland Great Lakes, 1745 to 1845. My manuscript argues that focusing on the role of Indigenous women in major wars and treaties is necessary to understand how gender roles crucially threaded together dynamics of property and politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth-century borderland Great Lakes."