Carolyn Frances Podruchny

Carolyn Frances Podruchny

Position: Visiting Professor for Ph.D Indigenous Studies
Categories: Visiting Professors for PhD Indigenous Studies
Visiting Professor (Sem 1, AY 2021-2022)
PhD Indigenous Studies
York University

Academic Background

Doctorate of Philosophy, University of Toronto, 1999
Master of Arts, University of Toronto, 1992
Cours de français, Université Laval, 1991
Bachelor of Arts Joint Honours, McGill University, 1990

Research Interests

Indigenous peoples in northern North America before 1900; Global Indigenous Histories; French colonialism in early North America; Metis and fur trade history; Anishinaabe history; oral history; ethnohistory; linguistic history and history of the book; cultural


2021: Émilie Pigeon and Carolyn Podruchny, “Bannock Diplomacy: How Metis Women Fought Battles and Made Peace in North Dakota, 1850s-1870s” accepted to Ethnohistory. Forthcoming May 2021.

2019: Carolyn Podruchny, Jesse Thistle, and Elizabeth Jameson, “Women on the Margins of Imperial Plots: Farming on Borrowed Land” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada 29: 1 (158-81). 23 pp.

2019: Émilie Pigeon and Carolyn Podruchny, “The Mobile Village: Metis Women, Bison Brigades, and Social Order on the Nineteenth-Century Plains” Violence, Order, and Unrest: A History of British North America, 1749-1876, edited by Elizabeth Mancke, Scott See, Jerry Bannister, and Denis McKim, 236-63 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press). 27 pp.

2018: Carolyn Podruchny, “Tough Bodies, Fast Paddles, Well-Dressed Wives: Measuring Manhood Among French-Canadian and Métis Voyageurs in the North American Fur Trade” Making Men, Making History: Canadian Masculinities across Time and Place, edited by Peter Gossage and Robert Rutherdale, 333-46 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press).13 pp.

2017 : Carolyn Podruchny, « Le grand voyage de la tortue qui désirait voler. Motifs oraux, échanges culturels et histoires transfrontalières dans la traite des fourrures » Journal of the Canadian Historical Association / Revue de la Société historique du Canada 27: 1 (231-62). 31 pp.

2016: Carolyn Podruchny, “Trickster Lessons in Early Canadian Indigenous Communities” Siberica 15:1 (Spring), 62-80. 18 pp.

2016: Carolyn Podruchny and Stacy Nation-Knapper, “Fur Trades” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History, edited by Jon Butler, (Oxford University Press) 40 pp.

2016: Carolyn Podruchny and Jesse A. Thistle, “A Geography of Blood: Uncovering the Hidden Histories of Metis People in Canada” Spaces of Difference: Conflicts and Cohabitation, edited by Ursula Lehmkuhl, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, and Laurence McFalls, 61-79 (Münster and New York: Waxmann). 18 pp.