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Scott Dumonceaux

Canada Research Chair in the Study of the Canadian North Postdoctoral Fellow, School for the Study of Canada, Trent University

My research focuses on the history of the North-West Mounted Police and the United States Army in Alaska, the Yukon, and the Canadian North. I’m interested in the borderlands history of the Canadian and American Wests and Norths and the connections between borders, technology, and government. I graduated from the PhD program in the Department of History at the University of Calgary in 2020, where I examined the role of the Mounted Police and the U.S. Army in the Klondike gold rush and the creation of the Alaska-Yukon border. I’m also author of the Writing History newsletter on Substack, where I write about the connections between history, politics, and current affairs.


  • 2021–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, Trent University


  • 2020 
    University of Calgary, PhD in History