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Mary Jane McCallum

Indigenous UWinnipeg


Mary Jane McCallum Title: Faculty

Biography:
Dr. Mary Jane Logan McCallum is an assistant professor in the History Department at the University of Winnipeg. Her current research projects reflect her interests in twentieth-century Aboriginal histories of health, education and labour. She is currently leading a CIHR-funded project entitled “Indigenous History of Tuberculosis in Manitoba 1930-1970,” which uses qualitative and quantitative analysis of archival records, material evidence and oral histories to examine the history of the management of TB and experiences of First Nations people with the disease. Mary Jane’s publications include “This Last Frontier: ‘Isolation’ and Aboriginal Health” the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, “Indigenous Labour and Indigenous History” in the American Indian Quarterly, “Condemned to Repeat?: Settler Colonialism, Racism and Canadian history Textbooks,” in “Too Asian?”Racism, Privilege, and Post-secondary Education and “‘Assaulting the Ears of Government’: The Indian Homemakers’ Clubs and the Maori Women’s Welfare League in their Formative Years” (with Aroha Harris) in Indigenous Women and Work: From Labour to Activism. Her first book, Indigenous Women, Work and History, 1940-1980 is on contract with the University of Manitoba Press. She is of Lunaape heritage and a member of the Munsee Delaware Nation.