Curriculum Vitae


2010-present Associate Professor, Department of History, Nipissing University
2005-2010    Assistant Professor, Department of History, Nipissing University
2003-2005    Lecturer, Department of History, University of Toronto


1999-2005    Ph.D. History, University of Toronto

1997-1998    M.A. History, University of Toronto

1996-1997    B.Ed., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – University of Toronto

1992-1996    B.A.Hons. History and Anthropology, University of Western Ontario


2014    Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, nominee

2013    Alison Prentice Award for the best book published in women’s history in the last three years.
This was for Breadwinning Daughters.

2012    Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, nominee.

2011    Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, nominee.

2002- 2005    Junior Fellowship, The Centre for Criminology, University of Toronto

2003-2004    University of Toronto Foundation Award ($600)
John Beattie Research Fellowship ($ 600)
LAWCHA Travel Fellowship ($250/US)

2002-2003    Margaret S. McCullough Fellowship ($ 4,827)


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

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

2017-2018    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)

2010              SSHRC Scholarly Aid to Publication Grant ($8000)

2009             Internal Research Grant, Nipissing University, Applicant ($5000)

2007             Internal Research Grant, Nipissing University, Applicant ($5000)

2005-2006  SSHRC Aid to Small University’s Grant, Applicant ($6000)




Breadwinning Daughters: Young Working Women in a Depression-Era City, 1929-1939. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.

Edited Collections

Srigley, Katrina, 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. “Special Issue: Remembering Family, Analyzing Home: Oral History and the Family.” Oral History Forum d’histoire orale 29 (2009):


Srigley, Katrina and Lorraine Sutherland, “Decolonizing, Indigenizing and Biiskaaybiiyang in the Field: Our Oral History Journey, Oral History Review, 45, 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.

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.

Evans, Jennifer and Katrina Srigley. “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. “Stories of Strife?: Remembering the Great Depression.” Canadian Oral History Forum, Volume 29, (2009): 1-20.

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

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

Chapters in Edited Collections

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

Iacovetta, Franca, Katrina Srigley and Stacey Zembryzcki, “Introduction: Beyond Women’s Words,” in Beyond Women’s Words:  feminisms and the practices of oral history in the twenty-first century, eds. Katrina Srigley, Stacey Zembryzcki, and Franca Iacovetta, 1-30 (London: Routledge, 2018).

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.

Srigley, Katrina. “‘I am a proud Anishinaabe Kwe’: issues of identity and status in northern Ontario after Bill C-31.” In Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s History. Eds. Jarvis Brownlie and Valerie Korinek. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012): 241-266.


Short Documentary Film

Srigley, Katrina (Director and Producer), “The Nipissing Warriors,” North Bay, Ontario: Regan Pictures, 2017,


Curated with Glenna Beaucage, “They Were the Heart of the Community”: the Nipissing Warriors Hockey Team, Discovery North Bay, as part of the More Than Just a Game exhibit, July-August, 2017

Curated with Glenna Beaucage, “They Were the Heart of the Community”: the Nipissing Warriors Hockey Team, Nbisiing Secondary School, March 2015 to present.

Curated with Glenna Beaucage, “They Were the Heart of the Community”: the Nipissing Warriors Hockey Team, Treaty Learning Centre, Nipissing University, May to June 2014.

Curated with Glenna Beaucage, “They Were the Heart of the Community”: the Nipissing Warriors Hockey Team, Council Chambers of Chief and Council, Nipissing First Nation, November-December 2013.

Textbook Entries

Invited, “Oral History Methodology: the stories our grandmothers told us and more,” Open Commons Textbooks.


Co-authored with Patty Chabbert, Melanie Chevrier, and Dawn Lamothe. “Finding Home in North Bay: Indigenous Community Members Share their Housing Experiences and Recommendations.” Final Report: North Bay Indigenous Housing and Homeless Partnership. North Bay Friendship Centre, March 2014.

Co-authored with Carol Kauppi, Henri Pallard, Kathy King. “Homelessness in North Bay.” January 24, 2013.

Co-authored with Lisa M. Todd and Jeffrey D. Bowersox. Gendering Modern German History. Rewritings of the Mainstream (19th-20th Century). Conference Report, German History 21,4 (2003), 533-540.

Review Essays

Invited Publication. “Being Feminist in the Academy,” Academic Matters May 1, 2010.

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 of Lara Campbell, Respectable Citizens: Gender, Family and Unemployment in Ontario’s Great Depression, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010) in University of Toronto Quarterly, 3(1), 2013.

Review of Gail Cuthbert Brandt et. al., Canadian Women: A History, 3rd edition (Toronto: Nelson Education, 2011) in Canadian Historical Review 93, 3 (September 2012).

Review of Donica Belisle, Retail Nation: Department Stores and The Making of Modern Canada (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011) in Labour/Le Travail 69 (Spring 2012): 193-195.

Review of Sarah Carter, The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada to 1915 (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2008) in Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 28, 2: 430-433.

Review of Joan Sangster, Regulating Girls and Women: Sexuality, Family, and the Law in Ontario, 1920-1960, (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2001) in Labour/Le Travail, 51 (Spring 2003): 284-286.

Review of Bruce Nelson, Divided We Stand: American Workers and the Struggle for Black Equality (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2001), Labour/Le Travail, 50 (Fall 2002): 334-336.



Co-authored with Glenna Beaucage, Gaa-Be Kidwaad Maa Nbisiing: A-Kii Bemaadzijik, E-Niigannwang/The Stories of Nbisiing: the Land, the People, the Future, draft completed and under community review.


Srigley, Katrina and Erin Dokis, “They were the heart of the community: the Nipissing Warriors Hockey Team,” under revision.

Srigley, Katrina and Patty Chabbert, “Being Homeless, Finding Home: Sharing Stories on Nishnaabe Territory,” under revision.


2017   Comment, “Oral History’s Difficult Conversations: Reflections on Method and Practice in Gender History,” Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, New York, New York.

2016   Chair and roundtable organizer, “Sherna Berger Gluck: Reflecting on a Career of Feminist Activism and Oral History” Oral History Association Meeting, Long Beach, California

2016   Chair, “Stories from Women’s Health Workers: Activism, Gender, and Medicine,” Canadian Historical Association Meeting, Calgary, Alberta

2016   “Beyond Women’s Words: doing feminist oral history then and now,” Canadian Historical  Association Conference, Calgary, Alberta

2016   with Glenna Beaucage, “Gaa-Bi Kidwaad Maa Nbisiing: building relationships, honouring the voices, and sharing the stories of Nbisiing territory,” Anishinaabmewin 7 Conference, Sudbury, Ontario.

2015  Talking and Taboo: Challenges in Interviewing Around Intimate Topics,” Roundtable, Oral History Association Conference, Tampa, Florida

2014   with Dawn Lamothe. “Finding Home: exploring homelessness and migration in
North Bay.” 3rd Annual Poverty Homelessness and Migration Conference,
Sudbury, Ontario.

2014    “Comment, Beyond Women’s Words: Feminist Reflections on the Theory and
Practice of Oral History, Berkshire Conference of Women’s Historians,
Toronto, Ontario.

2014    “Being Homeless, Finding Home: Inninewskew nina’s stories of northern Ontario,”
Berkshire Conference of Women’s Historians, Toronto, Ontario.

2013    “They Were the Heart of Our Community: Edging In Through Hockey and History.”
Canadian Historical Association Conference, Victoria, British Columbia.

2010    “The Stories We Tell: One Family’s Stories of the Great Depression.” Canadian Historical
Association Conference,
Montreal, Quebec.

2008   “Stories of Strife: One Family Remembers the Great Depression,” Canadian Historical
Association Conference,
Vancouver, British Columbia.

2007   “Clothing Stories: Consumption, Identity, and Desire in Depression-era Toronto,” Social
Science and Humanities Association Conference
, Chicago Illinois.

2007   “The north was always part of me”: Anishinaabe and Inninu Women in Ontario’s North, Canadian Historical Association Conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

2005   “Limited Desires: working-women, consumerism, and sexuality in the Depression,” Labouring Feminism and Feminist Working Class History in North America and Beyond, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

2004   “Living ‘the family’ ideal?: three Toronto families during the Great Depression,” Feminism and the Making of Canada: Historical Reflections, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.

2004   “Safe Houses and Dangerous Ravines: Crime and Respectability in Toronto the Good,” New Directions in Crime, Law and Justice, The Canadian Society of Criminology Annual Conference, York University, Toronto, Ontario.

2003   “‘In case you hadn’t noticed!’ gender difference and acceptable employment during the Great Depression in Toronto,” North American Labour Studies Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

2002   “Help Wanted – Single Women and the Boundaries of Employment During the Great Depression in Toronto, 1929-1939,” Canadian Historical Association Conference, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.

2001   “The Enduring Family: Employed Women, Unemployed Men and Memories of the Great Depression in Toronto,” Canadian Historical Association Conference, Laval University, Quebec City, Quebec.

2000   “Constructions of Femininity and the Right-to-Work Controversy During the Great Depression in Toronto, 1929-1939,” Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender Graduate Student Conference, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York.


2017   Oral Histories, Workshop, Canada 150 Symposium, Nipissing University.

2016   Nipissing Warriors Hockey Team, Chief and Council, Nipissing First Nation

2016   “Breadwinning Daughters: wage-earning women during the Great Depression in Toronto,” Canadian University Women’s Association, North Bay, Ontario.

2016   “Unlearning to Learn: Indigenous Education and a Way Forward,” KaNaTa Conversations 2016, with Governor General David Johnston, Nipissing University.

2016   with John Sawyer, Glenna Beaucage, Muriel Sawyer,” Teachings of the Nipissing Warriors,”  Nbisiing Secondary School, Nipissing First Nation

2015   Keynote speaker with Franca Iacovetta and Stacey Zembrzycki, “Feminist Oral History,” Interactions Seminar Series, University of Toronto.

2015    with Glenna Beaucage, “Nipissing Warriors Hockey,” Nbisiing Secondary School, Nipissing First Nation.

2015    “Ethical Community-Based Partnerships,” Aboriginal Ethics Symposium, Wilfrid Laurier University.

2015    With Glenna Beaucage, “Gaa-Bi Kidwaad Maa Nbisiing: A-Kii, Bemaadzijik, E-Niigannwang,” presentation to community, Nipissing First Nation, Aboriginal Day.

2015    “Oral History and Indigenous Storytelling,” Great Moon Gathering, Attawapiskat, Ontario.

2014    with Glenna Beaucage and Marlene Brant Castellano. “Ethical Research Relationships with Indigenous Peoples.” Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, Nipissing University.

2013   with Lynn Abrams, Bettina Bradbury, Linda Kealey, and Natalie Zemon Davis. “Intergenerational Reflections on the Berkshire Conference on the History of Women.” Canadian Historical Association Conference, Victoria, British Columbia.

2013   with Lorraine Sutherland. “Local History and Traditional Knowledge: Learning and Healing through Oral History.” Great Moon Gathering, Fort Albany, Ontario.

2013   “Developing a Research Project Based on Indigenous Research Methodologies,” Indigenous Wellness  Addictions Prevention Program, Canadore College.

2013    with Glenna Beaucage. “Decolonization Through Relationship.” International Women’s Week, Nipissing University.

2012   “Was Canada part of International 1968?” History Department Seminar Series, Nipissing University.

2011    “Stories of Strife: understanding the Great Depression through memory.” History Department Seminar Series, Nipissing University.


2017   Coverage of the Nipissing Warriors documentary:
Cogeco, North Bay – interview on Warriors screening, 16 September, 2017

           CTV interview

           Sturgeon Falls Tribune

           Anishnabek News”


           Nipissing News

2016   Interview, “Changing of the Nation Anthem,” CTV News, Toronto,

2013   Interview, “History Slam Episode Sixteen: Inclusive Histories and Katrina Srigley,

2012   Interview, Saturday Night at the Movies, TV Ontario, “The Simple Life of Robert Benton.”

2012   Interview, Saturday Night at the Movies, TV Ontario, “Songs at the Heart of Poverty.”

2011   Interviewed for Saturday Night at the Movies, TV Ontario, “Surviving the Depression.”



2017    Co-Supervisor, Kiethen Sutherland, “Ininiw Trap Lines: reading the history of the land through MNR documents and stories of Mushkegowuk people,” M.A. History, Nipissing University, in progress.

2017    Co-Supervisor, An Nguyen, “Family Memories of Displacement after the Vietnam War,” M.A. Nipissing University, in progress.

2016    Supervisor, Jaclyn Allen, “She Just Wanted to ‘Be Like Any Other Canadian Teenager,’: Representations of Muslim Women in Local Newspapers, Legislation, and Political Debates in Post- 9/11 Canada,” M.A., Nipissing University, SSHRC graduate scholarship, complete.

2016   Co-Supervisor, Patty Chabbert, “Powwow Dancing is Sport and Skinning a Moose is a Fitness Goal: Bringing Cultural Notions of Fitness to the Classroom,” in progress, Ph.D. Education.

2015   Supervisor, Autumn Varley, “Nokomis’s story: Family, Identity, and the Child Welfare System,” SSHRC graduate scholarship, complete

2014   Supervisor, Lacy Bateman, “Helen Betty Osborne: Understanding Media Representations of Violence Against Indigenous Women,” M.A., Nipissing University, complete.

2014    Second Reader, Lesley Kimewon, “Indigenous Perspectives and Experiences During the Beaver Wars,” M.A., Nipissing University, in progress.

2013    Second Reader, Linda Coffey, “Radio, Resistance, and Representation: CBC’s Our Native Land, 1965-1980,” M.A., Nipissing University, complete.

2013    Second Reader, Kaitlyn Blacklaws, “The Eagles Take Flight: Members of Dokis First Nation Reflect on Integrated Education, 1960-1980,” M.A., Nipissing University, complete.

2013    Second Reader, David Mucz, “Memories of the Rhodesian Bush War, 1965-1980,” M.A., Nipissing University, complete.

2012    Supervisor, Kristi Kukk, “Jää seisma sa, mu Eestimaa!: Voices of Nationalism and Cultural Continuity in the Toronto Estonian Girl Guides, 1949-1972,” M.A., Nipissing University, complete.

2012    Second Reader, Lorraine Sutherland, “Nikaawii Otipaachimowina: My Mother’s Stories,” M.A., Nipissing University, complete.

2010   Supervisor, Kathryn Monahan, “Gender Dynamics in a Single Industry Community, Timmins, Ontario in WWII,” M.A., Nipissing University, complete.

2009   Supervisor, Jennifer Evans, “‘She Never Did Cook the Canadian Way’: Immigrant Women’s Changing Relationship with Food and Cooking in Postwar North Bay, Ontario,” M.A., Nipissing University, complete.


2014-15  Gender in the Atlantic World, Nipissing University.

2012-13  Indigenous non-Indigenous Relations in Canadian History, Nipissing University.

2010-11  Gender in Canadian History, Nipissing University


2007    Supervisor, Sean Graham, “Traitors, Invaders and Slavers: British North American Attitudes towards the United States, 1775-1867,” undergraduate thesis, Nipissing University, complete.


  • HIST 1006, Dangerous, Wild, and Beautiful: Women in 20th Century Canada
  • HIST 1405, Power and Resistance in Canada’s Past
  • HIST 1406, Canadian History: the Formative Years
  • HIST 1407, Canadian History: the National Era
  • HIST 3196, Canada in the 20th Century
  • HIST 3274, Ontario History
  • HIST 3287, Canadian Working Class History
  • HIST 3355, History of Women in Canada
  • HIST 3356, History of Women in Canada
  • HIST 4325, Oral History
  • HIST 4385, Gender in Canadian History

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