Kelly Black

Kelly Black

Adjunct Professor



B.A. with distinction (Vancouver Island), MA, PhD (Carleton).
Teaching fields: Canada, British Columbia
Research interests: Indigenous/Settler relations, local history, resource extraction, built heritage, environmental history, higher education, and critical nationalism.

Selected Publications & Conferences

  • Black, K. (2015). “Extracting Northern Knowledge: Tracing the History of Post-Secondary Education in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.” The Northern Review, 40.
  • Murphyao, A., & Black, K. (2015) “"Unsettling Settler Belonging: (Re)naming and Territory Making in the Pacific Northwest." American Review of Canadian Studies, 45, 3.
  • Kennedy Dalseg, S., Rodon, T., & Black, K. (2015). Northern University Futures: Working Together to Develop a University in Inuit Nunangat. Prepared for the Inuit Nunangat University Organizing Committee.
  • Kennedy Dalseg, S., & Black, K. (2015). Inuit Nunangat University Workshop Report. Prepared for the Inuit Nunangat University Organizing Committee.
  • Black, K. (2015). “Review: Vancouver Island's Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway: The Canadian Pacific, VIA Rail and Shortline Years, 1949-2013 by Robert D. Turner and Donald F. MacLachlan.” BC Studies, 184.
  • Black, K. (2015). “Review: Surveying Southern British Columbia: A Photo journal of Frank Swannell, 1901-07, by Jay Sherwood.” BC Studies, 186.
  • Black, K. Localizing Settler Colonialism. Canadian Historical Association – Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences. June 1 – 6, 2015. Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Kennedy Dalseg, S., & Black, K. Northern University Futures. ArcticNet: Arctic Change 2014. December 10, 2014. Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Rethinking Public Interpretation Around the Salish Sea. Salish Sea Ecosystems Conference. April 30 – May 2, 2014 – Seattle Washington.
  • An Institutional and Social History of Adult and Post-Secondary Education in the North. International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences. May 22 – 26, 2014 – Prince George, BC.
  • (Re)naming & (Re)negotiating: Interrogating Historical Processes of Colonialism on the British Columbia Coast. Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) Bi-ennial Meeting. November 19-23, 2013 – Tampa, Florida.