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Assistant Professor of History, University of Guelph

Brittany Luby is an award-winning historian who specializes in Anishinaabe-settler relations in what is now known as northwestern Ontario. The Canadian Historical Association has described her research as “innovative in its structure and responsive to Indigenous research methodologies.” Luby's historical work can be found in periodicals such as the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History and the Canadian Journal of Native Studies.

Luby does not limit herself to traditional academic publishing, but also seeks to stimulate public discussion of Indigenous issues through her creative work. Her poetry can be found in literary magazines like Prairie Fire. Her first picture book, Encounter, was published by Little Brown Young Readers in October 2019.

Ph.D. York University, 2016
M.A. York University, 2008
B.A.H. Queen’s University, 2007

Treaty-making in North America
Environmental history
Industrial water pollution
Indigenous health and wellness
Indigenous education
Oral History

2018 Brian Long Best Doctoral Thesis in Canadian Studies, International Council for Canadian Studies
2017 J. P. Bertrand Award, Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society
2017 CSN Prize for the Best PhD Dissertation in Canadian Studies, Canadian Studies Network
2017 John Bullen Prize, The Canadian Historical Association
2015 Student Choice Teaching Award Nominee, Laurentian University
2014 Student Choice Teaching Award Nominee, Laurentian University


  • 2017–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Guelph
  • 2013–2016
    Lecturer, Laurentian University