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Ryan Hall

  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Affliate Faculty

Biography

Ryan Hall is thrilled to be U of C’s Fulbright Canada Research Chair in the Social and Cultural History of Western North America during the fall 2017 semester.  Professor Hall is an historian of the North American West, focusing on Indigenous people, the fur trade, and the making of the Canadian-U.S. borderlands.  After receiving his Ph.D. from Yale University he taught at the University of Toronto, where he was the inaugural University College Fellow in Early American History from 2015 to 2017.  He has previously received fellowships and support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the International Council for Canadian Studies, and the Newberry Library’s Consortium in American Indian Studies, among others.  His articles have appeared in the Pacific Historical Review, the Pacific Northwest Quarterly, and Agricultural History.  In January 2018 Ryan will join the history faculty at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

While in Calgary, Ryan will be working on his book manuscript, Blackfoot Country: The Indigenous Borderlands of the North American Fur Trade, a history of the Blackfoot people of Alberta and Montana from the arrival of horses in the 1720s until the signing of Treaty Seven win 1877.

Photograph of Ryan Hall
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