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Dr. Katrina Srigley

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​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 and Decolonized Methodologies
  • Oral History Methodologies

Research Interests:

  • Anishinaabeg histories
  • Storytelling, story listening, and memory making

Current & Future Research:

  • Gaa Bi Kidwaad Maa Nbisiing: A-Kii Bemaadzijik, E-Niigannwang: The Stories of Nbisiing: the Land, the People, the Future  (SSHRC 2017-2022)
  • Nbisiing Anishinabek Biimadiziwin: to understand the past and shape the future, in partnership with Nipissing First Nation (SSHRC 2013-2016).

Selected Academic Funding:

2017-2022     SSHRC Insight Grant, Applicant ($157, 420)

2017-2022     CIHR Ontario Indigenous Mentorship Network Grant, Co-applicant ($1,000,000)

2017-18        CIHR Catalyst Grant: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness Research, Co-applicant ($143, 286)

2016-2017     SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, Co-applicant ($192, 454)

2016             Internal Research Grant, Nipissing University, Applicant ($5000)

2013-2016     SSHRC Insight Development Grant, Applicant ($60,000)

2012             SSHRC Standard Research Grant, A4 Rating

2010             SSHRC Community University Research Alliance, Co-applicant  ($1,000,000) 



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), Stacey Zembryzycki and Franca Iacovetta, Beyond Women’s Words: feminisms and the practices of oral history in the twenty-first century, London: Routledge, 2018.

Srigley, Katrina and Stacey Zembrzycki, "Special Issue: Decolonizing and Decentering in Feminist Oral History", Oral History Review, Special Issue, 45, 1, 2018.

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


Srigley, Katrina and Autumn Varley, “Learning to Unlearn: Building Relationships on Anishinaabeg Territory,” in Contexts for Indigenous Research, eds. Deborah McGregor and Rochelle Johnston (Toronto: CSPI, 2018).

Srigley, Katrina and Lorraine Sutherland, “Decolonizing, Indigenizing and Biiskaaybiiyang in the Field: Our Oral History Journey, Oral History Review, Vol 44, 1(2018).

Long, John, Richard Preston, Katrina Srigley and Lorraine Sutherland, “Sharing the Land at Moose Factory in 1763,” Ontario History, Vol. CIX, 1(Autumn 2017): 72-96.

Srigley, Katrina. “From Muzzu-Kummik-Quae to Jeanette Corbiere Laval and Back Again: Indigenous and Feminist Approaches to the First-Year Course in Canadian History.” In Feminist Pedagogy In Higher Education: Critical Theory and Practice. Eds. Tracey Penny Light, Jane Nicholas, and Renee Bondy. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2015.

Henri Pallard, Carol Kauppi, Kathy King, and Katrina Srigley, “Homelessness in North Bay, Ontario, Canada,” OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development Volume 8 (2015): 37-50.

Srigley, Katrina and Jennifer Evans. “Women of the North, who Ministered in the North: space and identity in the silences and recollections of the Sisters of St. Joseph.” Histoire Sociale/Social History, XLVII/93 (May 2014): 37-62.

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 (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.

Recent Book Reviews

Review of Jill Doerfler, Those Who Belong: Identity, Blood, and Citizenship Among the White Earth Anishnaabeg (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2015) in Canadian Journal of History, 52, 1(Spring Summer 2017).

Review of Mary Jane Logan McCallum, Indigenous Women and Work, 1940-1970 (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2014) in Canadian Historical Review, March 2015.

Review Essays

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

Short Documentary Film

Srigley, Katrina (Director and Producer), “The Nipissing Warriors,” North Bay, Ontario: Regan Pictures, 2017, www.nipissingu.ca/warriors.


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
5106 Indigenous and non-Indigenous Relations in Canadian History

Unde​rgraduate Courses

4385 Gender in Canadian History
3355/6 History of Women and Gender in Canada
3257 Canadian Working Class History
1006 Dangerous, Wild, and Beautiful: Women in 20th Century Canada

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