PhD Candidate in History
Department of History & Classics, University of Alberta

A Doctoral Candidate in History at the University of Alberta, Katie's research touches on the themes of Northern Great Plains borderlands, the Plains Metis, material culture, and gender history. In considering the everyday practices that reveal a creative resistance to repressive state-based strategies, her dissertation considers 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.