I’m a child of the Pennsylvania woods cast into the Saskatchewan prairie.

I am currently a PhD candidate in the History Department at the University of Saskatchewan. I study comparative American and Canadian environmental history. A park scholar and enthusiast, my dissertation is a comparative history of Canadian provincial parks and American state parks, focusing on Idaho, Alberta, Ontario, and Pennsylvania.

I am the social media editor for the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). I am also a regular contributor to NiCHE’s website. In my position at NiCHE I manage and take pride in a vibrant online environmental history and environmental humanities community, which can be found on Twitter at #envhist and #envhum.

I am an expert in social media and digital communications.

I am a member of the Board of Directors of Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.

I am a board and organizing member of Girls Rock Saskatoon.

My professional leanings and personal pursuits also include, but are not limited to, feminism, social justice activism, queer politics and activism, non-traditional relationships, animal rights, urban planning, music and music statistics, etc.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Edmond Faubert says:

    hello, i am interested in publications on the lakota history in SK, and their movements after the
    majority of the people went back to the USA in 1881_


    1. Jessica M. DeWitt says:

      Hello Edmond,

      I recommend contacting Claire Thomson, she is completing her PhD on Lakota History and also completed an MA on the subject, she is a PhD Candidate at the University of Alberta, her email address is cmthomso@ualberta.ca.



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