Select Publications


The Viking Immigrants: Icelandic North Americans. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019 (Forthcoming)


“‘Eskimo’ Immigrants and Colonial Soldiers: Icelandic Immigrants and the North-West Resistance, 1885.” Canadian Historical Review 99, no. 1 (2018): 63-97.

“The Madam Who Shot the Mountie.” (Public History) University of Toronto Magazine July 2019. 

“Fashioning Conflicts: Gender, power and Icelandic-North American women’s hair and clothing styles.” In Sisters or Strangers?  Immigrant, Ethnic and Racialized Women in Canadian History. Franca Iacovetta, Marlene Epp, Valerie Korinek, eds. 2nd Edition Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (forthcoming).

“Public Spectacles, Private Narratives: Canadian Heritage Campaigns, Maternal Trauma, and the Rise of the Koffort in Icelandic-Canadian Popular Memory.” Material Culture Review 71 (2010).

Invited Articles

“Resurfacing landscapes of trauma: Multiculturalism, cemeteries, and the migrant body, 1875 onwards.” In On Home and Native Land: Unsettling Multiculturalism in Canada May Chazen, Lisa Helps, Anna Stanley, and Sonali Thakker, eds. Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 2011.

“‘Fight like Auður’: Gender, Ethnicity and Dissent in the Career of Salome Halldorson, Social Credit MLA, 1936-41.” Icelandic Connections 62.3 (Fall 2010): 41-57.

Curatorial Essays

“Pioneer Ladies (of the evening).” (Curatorial Essay) In Palimpsest, J.J. Kegan McFadden, ed. Winnipeg: Platform Gallery, 2013.

“The First Fjallkona: Fibre Terrains of Ethnicity and Gender, 1924.” (Curatorial essay to accompany exhibit) Núnanow: Iceland Canada Art Convergence, Winnipeg: Platform Gallery, 2009.

Book Reviews

Westward Bound: Sex, Violence, the Law and the Making of Settler Society.” Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History Volume 13, Number 3, (2012): 87-8.

Podcast Interview

“Material Culture and Trauma.” History Slam, Episode 5 (September) 2012. Available online at:


“The Little Esquimaux Lady,” Image from “‘Eskimo’ Immigrants and Colonial Soldiers: Icelandic Immigrants and the North-West Resistance, 1885.” Collection of author.

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