Crystal Fraser, PhD

Assistant Professor, ART History, Classics, & Religion
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Native Studies

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Contact

Assistant Professor, ART History, Classics, & Religion
Email
cgfraser@ualberta.ca
Address
Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Native Studies
Address
Pembina Hall
8921 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H8

Overview

About

Crystal Gail Fraser is Gwichyà Gwich'in and originally from Inuvik and Dachan Choo Gę̀hnjik, Northwest Territories. Her PhD research focused on the history of student experiences at Indian Residential Schools in the Inuvik Region between 1959 and 1996. Crystal's work makes a strong contribution to how scholars engage with Indigenous research methodologies and theoretical concepts, our understanding of Indigenous histories during the second half of the twentieth century, and how northern Canada was unique in relation to the rest of the settler nation. Her doctoral dissertation was awarded the 2020 John Bullen Prize by the Canadian Historical Association for her thesis, titled T’aih k’ìighe’ tth’aih zhit dìidìch’ùh or By Strength We Are Still Here. The prize honours the outstanding PhD thesis on a historical topic submitted in a Canadian university. Crystal is committed to service contributions through her work with the Faculty of Arts Committee for EDI, the Governing Circle of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and Gwich'in Council International Board. With her partner and young daughter, Crystal has lived on Treaty 6/Homeland of the Métis Nation since 2004.

Announcements

History of Indian Residential Schools in Canada; the North; Gender and Sexuality; Healthcare; Sport and Recreation; Indigenous Methodologies; Oral Histories.


Courses

HIST 369 - Histories of Indigenous Peoples and Kanata after 1870

Examines selected themes of the histories of Indigenous Peoples in what is now known as Canada (or Kanata, a word in Iroquoian meaning village or settlement) after 1870.

Winter Term 2023
HIST 460 - Topics in Canadian History

Prerequisite: *3 in HIST at the 300-level or consent of Department.

Fall Term 2022
HIST 660 - Topics in Canadian History

Fall Term 2022

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