Dr. Laurie K. Bertram

Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Laurie K. Bertram is a curator and gender historian currently serving as the Grant Notley Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. She completed her PhD in the Department of History at the University of Toronto in 2010. Her forthcoming book uses everyday forms of expression, including baking, clothing and ghost stories to understand the evolution of Icelandic-North American popular culture and identity. In addition to this project, her latest research explores the long and complex history of Aboriginal-Icelandic relations in North America, including community intermarriage, cultural and economic exchange and conflict.