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Dr. Katrina Srigley

Katrina Srigley
​Dr. Katrina Srigley
Faculty of Arts & Science - History, Associate Professor
office: H334
email: katrinas@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450      
ext: 4503
fax: 705.474.1947
web: Dr. Katrina Srigley's Website


BA, University of Western Ontario;
BEd, University of Toronto;
MA, University of Toronto;
PhD, University of Toronto

Areas of Specialization:

  • Modern Canadian History
  • Women’s and Gender History
  • Indigenous Methodologies

Research Interests:

  • Anishinaabe historyOral history, memory and storytelling
  • Homelessness and migration

Current & Future Research:

  • Nbisiing Anishinabek Biimadiziwin: to understand the past and shape the future, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation (SSHRC 2013-2015).
  • Homelessness, Poverty, and Migration in northeastern Ontario, in partnership with the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre and Laurentian University (CURA 2010-2015).



Srigley, Katrina (2010). Breadwinning Daughters: single working women in a Depression-era city, 1929-1939. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Edited Collections

Srigley, Katrina (co-editor) and Stacey Zembrzycki (2009). “Special Issue: Remembering Family, Analyzing Home: Oral History and the Family,” Oral History Forum, 29.


Srigley, Katrina (2012) (invited publication). “‘I Am a Proud Anishinaabe Kwe’: issues of identity and status in northern Ontario after Bill C-31.” Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s History in Canada, eds. Valerie Korinek and Robin Jarvis Brownlee. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2012, 241-266.

Srigley, Katrina (2009). “Stories of Strife?: Remembering the Great Depression,” Special Issue: Remembering Family, Analyzing Home: Oral History and the Family, Oral History Forum, 29, pp. 20-40.

Srigley, Katrina (co-author) and Stacey Zembrzycki (2009). “ Remembering Family, Analyzing Home: Oral History and the Family,” Oral History Forum, 29, pp 1-19.

Srigley, Katrina (2007). “Clothing Stories: Consumption, Identity, and Desire in Depression-era Toronto.” Journal of Women’s History 19, 1: pp. 82-104.

Srigley, Katrina (2005). “In Case You Hadn’t Noticed!”: Race, Ethnicity and Women’s Wage-earning in a Depression-Era City.” Labour/Le Travail 55, Spring : pp. 69-105.

Review Essays

Srigley, Katrina (2010) (invited publication). “Having Minds of Our Own: Gender Equality in the Academy,” Academic Matters: the journal of higher education.


Alison Prentice Award in Women’s History for the best book in women’s history published in the last three years, 2013.

Research Achievement Award, Nipissing University Faculty Association, 2011.

Courses Taught:

Graduate​ Courses

5416 History of Gender


Unde​rgraduate Courses


4385 Gender in Canadian History

3355 History of Women in Canada

3257 Working Class History

1405 Power and Resistance in Canada's Past 


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