York University Toronto, ON 2010 – 2015
Ph.D. History: “N-łḱwḱw-mín: Remembering the Fur Trade in the Columbia River Plateau”
Dissertation Supervisor: Dr. Carolyn Podruchny
Field Specializations: American History, North American Indigenous History, Canadian History
Boise State University Boise, ID 2008 – 2010
M.A. History: “Trading in Spirits: European Alcohol and the Indigenous Population of New France”
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Barton H. Barbour
Montana State University Bozeman, MT 1999 – 2003
B.A. Modern Languages and Literatures, French Option
Minors: History and Native American Studies
AWARDS AND RESEARCH SUPPORT
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Connection Grant
L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University
Susan Mann Dissertation Scholarship
Ramsay Cook Fellowship for Canadian History
Avie Bennett Historica Canada Scholarship (declined)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
York University Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Cost Fund Award
Robert Cuff Fellowship for American History
York University Faculty of Graduate Studies Fieldwork Cost Fund Award
York University Faculty of Graduate Studies Graduate Development Fund Award
Ian Greene Award for Teaching Excellence (nominee)
York University International Tuition Fee Scholarship
York University Graduate Scholarship
Boise State University History Department Research Travel Award
Boise State University History Department Scholarship
J.T. Osborne Memorial Scholarship
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“Seeing Themselves: Jean Barman’s French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest as a Resource for the Region’s People.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 27, no 2 (2016): 130-135.
Adcock, Tina, Keith Grant, Stacy Nation-Knapper, Beth Robertson, and Corey Slumkoski. “Canadian History Blogging: Reflections at the Intersection of Digital Storytelling, Academic Research, and Public Outreach.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 27, no 2 (2016): 1–39.
Carolyn Podruchny and Stacy Nation-Knapper, “Fur Trades.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History (November 2016). Accessed January 6, 2017, doi 10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.013.308.
“Shoes, Canoes, and Lives in Unexpected Archives: Searching in Fur Trade Ledgers beyond the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives.” Past Imperfect 19 (2016): 35-54.
“’Like putting birds in a cage’: Territory and the Troubled Life of a Spokane Oral History.” Pacific Northwest Quarterly 106 (Summer 2015): 120-38.
Review of Phantoms of the French Fur Trade: Twenty Men Who Worked in the Trade Between 1618 and 1758, vols. I, II, and III, by Timothy J. Kent. Ontario History (autumn 2016): 263-66.
Review of Pierre-Esprit Radisson: The Collected Writings, Volume 2, by Germaine Warkentin, Editor. Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada/Cahiers de la Société bibliographique 53 (2015): 303-305.
“Whose Canada150?: Listening beyond Colonial Narratives,” Au delà des frontières : La nouvelle histoire du Canada/ Beyond Borders: The New Canadian History, May 15, 2017, https://thenewcanadianhistory.com/2017/05/15/whose-canada150-listening-beyond-colonial-narratives/.
Labelle, Kathryn and Stacy Nation-Knapper. “Decolonize at the CHA,” ActiveHistory.ca, May 8, 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/05/help-needed-decolonize-1867-at-the-cha-attend-participate-join-us/.
Stacy Nation-Knapper, contributions to 2016 “Twelve Days of Trouvailles” series:
“’Christmas Eve at Spokane House’: Imagining a Fur Trade Christmas,” Findings/Trouvailles (2016): December 5, 2016, http://www.champlainsociety.ca/christmas-eve-at-spokane-house-imagining-a-fur-trade-christmas/.
“The Conditional Gift of Reverend John West,” Findings/Trouvailles (2016): December 13, 2016, http://www.champlainsociety.ca/the-conditional-gift-of-reverend-john-west/.
“New Year’s Day in the Columbia District,” Findings/Trouvailles (2016): December 21, 2016, http://www.champlainsociety.ca/new-years-day-in-the-columbia-district/.
“The Revenant is Beautiful, Disappointing Art,” Active History, January 29, 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/01/the-revenant-is-beautiful-disappointing-art/.
“All the country around us is on fire,” The Otter ~ La Loutre, September 10, 2015, http://niche-canada.org/2015/09/10/all-the-country-around-us-is-on-fire/.
“Indigenous Perspectives on the Columbia River Treaty,” The Otter ~ La Loutre, June 9, 2015, http://niche-canada.org/2015/06/09/indigenous-perspectives-on-the-columbia-river-treaty/.
“’They have stolen our lands and everything on them’: A Century’s-Old Assertion of Indigenous Land and Resource Rights in the BC Interior,” The Otter ~ La Loutre, March 4, 2015, http://niche-canada.org/2015/03/04/they-have-stolen-our-lands-and-everything-on-them-a-centurys-old-assertion-of-first- nations-land-and-resource-rights-in-the-bc-interior/.
“Unearthing Columbia River Plateau Histories Through Environmental Assessment Reports,” The Otter ~ La Loutre, December 3, 2014, http://niche-canada.org/2014/12/03/unearthing-columbia-river-plateau-histories-through-environmental-assessment-reports/.
Stacy Nation-Knapper, Andrew Watson, and Sean Kheraj. “Ten Books to Contextualize the Alberta Tar Sands.” Active History (2014): Available May 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/05/ten-books-to-contextualize-the- alberta-tar-sands/.
Stacy Nation-Knapper, Andrew Watson, and Sean Kheraj. “Ten Books to Contextualize the Environmental History of Food and Agriculture in Canada.” Active History (2014): Available March 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/03/ten-books-to-contextualize-the-environmental-history-of-food-and-agriculture- in-canada/.
Stacy Nation-Knapper, Andrew Watson, and Sean Kheraj. “Ten Books to Contextualize Canadian Fisheries.” Active History (2014): Available February 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/02/ten-books-to-contextualize-canadian-fisheries/.
“Kootenay Pelly and Spokane Garry: Indigenous Students at the Red River Mission School.” Findings/Trouvailles (2013): December 2013, http://www.champlainsociety.ca/findingstrouvailles/.
Stacy Nation-Knapper, Andrew Watson, and Sean Kheraj. “Ten Books to Contextualize Global Warming.” Active History (2013): Available October 2013, http://activehistory.ca/2013/10/ten-books-to-contextualize-global- warming/.
Stacy Nation-Knapper, Andrew Watson, and Sean Kheraj. “Nature’s Past: Part 3 – The Environmental Movement.” Canada’s History Magazine, 2013. http://www.canadashistory.ca/Magazine/Online-Exclusive/Articles/Nature-s-Past-Part-3-The-Environmental-Movement
Stacy Nation-Knapper, Andrew Watson, and Sean Kheraj. “Nature’s Past: Part 2 – Aboriginal Health and Environments.” Canada’s History Magazine, 2012. http://www.canadashistory.ca/Magazine/Online-Exclusive/Articles/Natures-Past-Part-2-Aboriginal-Health- and-Envir
Stacy Nation-Knapper, Andrew Watson, and Sean Kheraj. “Nature’s Past: Part 1 – Global Warming.” Canada’s History Magazine, 2012. http://www.canadashistory.ca/Magazine/Online-Exclusive/Articles/Natures-Past-Part- 1-Global-Warming
Sean Kheraj, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 38: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part VIII – Tar Sands” Nature’s Past. 29 May 2013.Sean Kheraj, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 37: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part VII – Agri-Food Systems, II” Nature’s Past. 5 May 2013.
Sean Kheraj, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 36: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part VI – Agri-Food Systems, I” Nature’s Past. 31 March 2013.
Sean Kheraj, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 35: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part V – Fisheries, Regulation, and Science” Nature’s Past. 28 February 2013.
Sean Kheraj, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 34: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part III – The Canadian Environmental Movement II” Nature’s Past. 21 January 2013.
Sean Kheraj, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 33: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part III – The Canadian Environmental Movement I” Nature’s Past. 27 November 2012.
Sean Kheraj, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 32: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part II – Health and Environmental Issues in Aboriginal History” Nature’s Past. 29 October 2012.
Sean Kheraj, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Andrew Watson. “Episode 31: Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part I – Global Warming” Nature’s Past. 26 September 2012.
ACADEMIC TEACHING POSITIONS
Postdoctoral Fellow, Survey of Canadian History, Beginnings to 1885
2016 – present
Teach lecture-based course examining peoples, themes, and events in the area now called Canada during the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries. Focus on Indigenous and non-Indigenous reactions to social, environmental, economic, and political changes that defined this period, from contact and the early European colonial period to the experiment and fallout of Canadian Confederation, up to 1885.
Rochester Institute of Technology
2016 – present
Teach interdisciplinary course for first-year students to access campus resources, services, and opportunities to promote self-knowledge, leadership development, social responsibility, and life skills. Challenge and encourage first-year students to build relationships and support them in becoming an integral part of the campus community.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Canadian Studies York University
2013 – 2014
Taught interdisciplinary, discussion-based tutorials at bilingual (French/English) campus in conjunction with Dr. Colin Coates’s course, Introduction to Canadian Studies. Course provided first- and second-year students basic knowledge of Canadian culture, history, literature, and fine arts from 1759 to the present. Responsible for leading tutorials, marking assignments, and providing bilingual (French/English) support and resources for students. Utilized Moodle academic software.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, United States History
2011 – 2012
Taught discussion-based tutorials in conjunction with Dr. Marc Egnal’s course, HIST 2600: United States History and periodically provided lectures. Course was an overview of American history from pre-colonial era to the present. Responsible for marking assignments for approximately fifty students, as well as providing support and resources to those students.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, The Impact of Europeans on the North American Environment
2010 – 2011
Taught discussion-based tutorials in conjunction with Dr. Carolyn Podruchny’s course for first-year students, HIST 1035: The Impact of Europeans on the North American Environment. Course examined environmental and cultural consequences of the European conquest of North America. Responsible for marking assignments for approximately twenty five students, as well as providing support and resources to those students.
Instructor, University Studies
Boise State University
2009 – 2010
Taught First Year College Transitions courses, using a discussion-based and group-driven approach, to introduce incoming students to university studies. Courses focused on developing academic skills, life skills, and behaviors necessary for success in a university setting. Utilized Blackboard Academic software.
Instructor, Bridge Program
Boise State University
2009 – 2010
Worked as a member of a team of instructors and peer mentors in the Bridge Program. Taught First Year seminar courses using a discussion and group-driven approach for incoming students who have demonstrated a need for Study Skill building. Courses focused on developing academic skills, life skills, and behaviors necessary for success in a university setting. Utilized Blackboard Academic software.
Teaching Assistant, United States History
Boise State University
2008 – 2009
Assisted Dr. Barton Barbour in lecture, with assignment and exam assessment for pre- and post-Civil War United States History survey courses, HIST 111 and HIST 112. Course examined American history from pre-contact era to present, with emphasis given to the development of the Union, expansion, the Civil War, growth of American business and the emergence of the nation to a world power.
LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
Member of Council, The Champlain Society
2015 – present
Work to further the mission of the Society, to increase public awareness of, and accessibility to, Canada’s rich store of historical records through the publication of edited primary source materials, public presentations of historical research and promotion of historical works appreciated by the Society.
2016 – 2017
Collaborate with scholars, Indigenous community members, and institutions to organize annual field school for environmental historians that emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of the discipline. The 2017 theme is Gender and Indigenous Landscapes of Southern Ontario.
Billeting Co-coordinator, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
Solicited temporary housing for conference attendees, matched volunteers with attendees requiring a place to stay, and arranged for any accommodation requests that arose. Worked closely with co-coordinator, other conference volunteers, and conference organizers.
Teaching Assistant Certificate in Teaching, Teaching Commons at York University
Completed teaching methodology course accredited by the Staff and Educational Development Association to better assess student ways of learning, and to further develop professional and ethical teaching practices in the context of post-secondary education.
History Department Representative to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Council, York University
2013 – 2014
Represent History graduate students in monthly meetings of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Council. Report to FGS Council the concerns of the department and report to the Graduate History Students Association the FGS Council’s decisions and topics of discussion.
Member, Board of Directors, Lee Wiggins Childcare Centre at York University
2013 – 2014
Support and oversee operations of York University community childcare centre. Responsible for maintaining a healthy budget for the centre and ensuring the long-term operational requirements of the centre can be met.
Volunteer, American Society for Environmental History Conference
Aided in organization, set-up, and operation of annual conference of the organization. Unpacked and setup publisher displays, provided customer service and assisted authors during book signings, aided conference attendees with registration and negotiation of conference venue.
History Department Graduate Students’ Association Representative, York University
2011 – 2012
Acted as representative of History Department in monthly meetings of the GSA, voicing support or concerns to the organization. Reported back to the Graduate History Students’ Association the results of GSA meetings.
Member, International Student Committee, Canadian Union of Public Employees, York University
2011 – 2012
Acted as liaison between international graduate students and the union representing them. Organized information sessions and directed students to resources relevant to their concerns.
Treasurer, Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, Boise State University
2009 – 2010
Managed finances of local Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society Chapter, organized fundraisers on campus and in larger scholarly community, including a book sale at the Idaho Council of History Education Conference. Successfully funded chapter trip to the Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional conference.
Research Assistant, “Not the Last of Their Tribes
2016 – present
Conduct research and data entry examining historical references to California Indigenous peoples under the direction of Dr. Boyd Cothran.
Conduct research and data entry determining occupations for all the members of the House of Assembly of the Province of Canada in 1865 under the direction of Dr. Colin Coates.
Research Assistant, “Mapping the Contours of Identity in the Trottier Brigade: Métis Mentalities and Materialities in Northwestern North America, 1780-1880”
2013 – 2015
Conducted research and data entry in support of research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Development Grant under the direction of Dr. Carolyn Podruchny, Principal Investigator on the project.
Contracted to construct the index for Dr. Boyd Cothran’s monograph, Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence, published by The University of North Carolina Press.
Research Team Member, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies
2012 – 2014
Participated in community of interdisciplinary scholars disseminating information across a broad spectrum of topics relevant to Canadian Studies. Coordinated and hosted Indigenous history reading and writing group that comprises diverse scholars from the Toronto area. Presented research to other members of the research team when possible.
Indexer, University of Oklahoma Press
Contracted by publisher to construct the index for the edited collection, Contours of a People: Metis Family, Mobility, and History by Nicole St-Onge, Carolyn Podruchny, and Brenda Macdougall.
Graduate Research Assistant, Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast
2012 – 2013
Acted as production and research assistant for podcasts under the direction of Dr. Sean Kheraj. Performed audio recording and editing, HTML and XML coding, and used social media in disseminating information about the podcast series, which interviews historians of the Canadian environment and discusses relevant scholarship. Reviewed historiography, compiled bibliographies, prepared interviews, and published articles in Canada’s History magazine.
Contracted by author to construct the index for Douglas Hunter’s monograph, The Race to the New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, and a Lost History of Discovery, published with Palgrave Macmillan and Douglas & McIntyre.
Findings/Trouvailles Blog, Chair, Editorial Committee
2015 – present
Solicit, review, and edit submissions for monthly online Champlain Society blog featuring contributions by Champlain Society members that enhance understandings of Canadian history. Represent the publication to the public and work with editorial committee members to maintain healthy publication schedule and rigorous review of submissions.
Findings/Trouvailles Blog, Editorial Committee Member
2013 – 2015
Review, solicit, and edit submissions for monthly online Champlain Society publication featuring contributions by Champlain Society members that enhance understandings of Canadian history.
Left History Journal, Book Review Editor
2012 – 2013
Solicited and compiled book reviews and review essays for bi-annual scholarly journal featuring refereed articles examining the global history of the political left. Edited submissions, maintained mailing list database, and conducted mailings twice per year.
Left History Journal, Editorial Assistant
2010 – 2012
Assisted in publication of bi-annual scholarly journal featuring refereed articles examining the global history of the political left. Edited submissions, maintained mailing list database, and assisted in mailings twice per year.
Assistant Director, Academic Support Center
Rochester Institute of Technology
2016 – present
Supervise team of professional staff to provide Math/Physics and Reading support and Supplemental Instruction to undergraduate students. Responsible for implementation of two content-specific programs and supervision of five professional staff, multiple adjunct instructors, graduate assistants, and many undergraduate employees. Co- chaired taskforce to recreate first-year course for 3,000 incoming students.
Program Assistant, Academic Enhancement
Boise State University
2008 – 2010
Presented classroom and campus-wide workshops focusing on resources available to students. Aided the Assistant Director of Academic Enhancement with tutor management, processing statistics, producing various publications for Academic Enhancement.
Work Study Supervisor and Administrative Assistant, Honors Program, Women’s and Gender Studies University of Maine at Farmington
2006 – 2008
Supervised work study students in Women’s and Gender Studies and Honors programs. Aided in teaching discussion-based courses when regular instructors were absent. Assisted students with publication of annual magazine, acted as advisor to Honors Club, and aided in the production of annual Honors publication, Apropos.
November, 2017. Western History Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. Paper accepted: “Living History at Spokane House: Fur Trade Reenactments and Complicated Settler Identities.”
October, 2017. American Society for Ethnohistory Annual Meeting. Winnipeg, MB. Paper accepted: “Meaning and Moose Muffles: Intersections of Colonialism and Indigeneity in a Uniquely North American Food.”
May, 2017. Canadian Historical Association/Société historique du Canada Annual Meeting. Toronto, ON. Workshop organizer and participant: “Decolonizing 1867: Stories from the People.”
May, 2017. Restorying Canada: Reconsidering Religion and Public Memory. Ottawa, ON. Paper presentation: “In Narratives of Canada’s Past, the Experiences of Indigenous Peoples…”
October, 2016. Western History Association Annual Conference. St. Paul, MN. Paper presentation: “’She was of mixed blood, far above the average’: Exploring Narratives of Fur Trade Family Identity.”
May, 2016. Canadian Historical Association/Société historique du Canada Annual Meeting. Calgary, AB. Round table participant: “Canadian History Blogging: A Conversation Between Editors.”
May, 2016. Canadian Historical Association/Société historique du Canada Annual Meeting. Calgary, AB. Round table participant: “Roundtable on Jean Barman’s French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest, winner of the 2015 John A. Macdonald Prize from the Canadian Historical Association.”
May, 2015. Canadian Historical Association/Société historique du Canada Annual Meeting. Ottawa, ON. Paper presentation: “Feeling It: Sensory Experiences of the Nineteenth-Century Columbia River Plateau Fur Trade.”
October, 2014. American Society for Ethnohistory Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN. Paper presentation: “’They all stopped there to trade what they could’: Twenty-First Century Indigenous Memory and Commemoration of the Fur Trade.”
May, 2014. Canadian Historical Association/Société historique du Canada Annual Meeting. St. Catharines, ON. Paper presentation: “Playing the Part: Fur Trade Reenactors Interpreting the Past.”
February, 2014. New Frontiers Graduate History Conference. Toronto, ON. Paper presentation: “Sketching the Trade: Images of the Columbia River Plateau Fur Trade, 1840-2012.”
October, 2013. Western History Association Annual Conference. Tucson, AZ. Paper presentation: “’Like Putting Birds in a Cage’: Spokane Oral History, Territory, and Historical Research Methods.”
June, 2013. Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Conference. Saskatoon, SK. Paper presentation: “’When He Returned from Red River’: Spokane Garry’s Use of Fur Trade Networks.”
February, 2013. New Frontiers Graduate History Conference. Toronto, ON. Paper presentation: “David Thompson’s Map as Object and Icon.”
June, 2012. Western Canadian Studies Conference. Calgary, AB. Paper presentation: “Spokane House and Westernness: Intercultural Exchange and Historical Representations.”
February, 2012. New Frontiers Graduate History Conference. Toronto, ON. Paper presentation: “‘An Outdoorsy Look and Feel’: Appropriating the Fur Trade in Historical Representations of the West.”
February, 2012. New Frontiers Graduate History Conference. Toronto, ON. Panel Chair: “Oral History and the Reimagined Archive.”
February, 2011. New Frontiers Graduate History Conference. Toronto, ON. Paper presentation: “Hudson’s Bay Company Ledgers: Reading Culture in Economic Documents.”
April, 2010. Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Conference. Fairmont Hot Springs, MT. Paper presentation: “Remembering the Acadian Deportation.”
April, 2009. Phi Alpha Theta Northwest Regional Conference. Ellensburg, WA. Paper presentation: “Filles du Roi: The Misrepresented Mothers of Quebec.” Award finalist.
PUBLIC TALKS, RESEARCH SEMINARS, AND SPEAKERS’ SERIES (Invited to speak)
June, 2017. RUSH (Rochester U.S. Historians) Working Group: “In the Thick of It: Commemorating the Columbia Plateau Fur Trade from Within.”
November, 2016. McMaster Seminar on Higher Education: Canada@150: Panelist for discussion of “The Role of the Academy in Preserving an Accurate Record of a Nation’s History.”
March, 2016. History of Indigenous Peoples Network: “Everybody been here all the time: Late 20th-Century Assertions of Indigenous Sovereignty in the B.C. Interior.”
January, 2015. Remarks related to book launch for Boyd Cothran’s Remembering the Modoc War: Redemptive Violence and the Making of American Innocence.
May, 2014. Canadian History and Environment Summer School: “Walking Field Trip of York, Jane-Finch” with Tom Peace.
March, 2014. Environmental Historians of Southern Ontario Workshop: “Sen’k’lip, Salmon, and Inundation: Indigenous Experiences of Columbia River Plateau Hydroelectric Development.”
February, 2014. York Indigenous Peoples and Environments Series: “‘A Mutually Beneficial Partnership’?: Indigenous Experiences of Columbia River Plateau Hydroelectric Development.”
September, 2013. York @ U of T Lecture, Remarks to accompany paper by Dr. Boyd Cothran: “Memory, Colonialism, History.”
American Historical Association
American Society for Ethnohistory
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
Western History Association
American Society for Environmental History
Canadian Historical Association – Société historique du Canada
National Council for History Education
The Champlain Society