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Jacob Richard


Jacob is a first-year Ph.D. student at Queen’s University. He studies nineteenth-century North America, focusing on the Fur Trade, Euro-Indigenous relations, and the British Empire. His MPhil dissertation critiqued the role of the “Barrier State” in Anglo-Indigenous alliances during the War of 1812. Under the supervision of Dr. Scott Berthelette, his Ph.D. dissertation will investigate the North West Company and the development of métis communities in the Rocky Mountains. He hopes to bring forward actionable lessons from the past in the spirit of reconciliation. 

Awards and recognition
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2023-2024)
  • James Robertson Carruthers Memorial Studentship (2023)
  • Faculty of Arts and Science Dean’s Award for Social Justice (2023)
  • Holland Rose Studentship (2022)
  • Ellen McArthur Studentship (2022)

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.