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Joshua L. Reid (he/him/his)

Associate Professor
Director, Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest
Joshua L. Reid

Contact Information

(206) 616-3661
SMI 106
Office Hours: 
Fall 2019: T/W 1:30-3:00, & by appointment

Biography

Ph.D., University of California at Davis
M.A., University of California at Davis
B.A., Yale University
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Born and raised in Washington State, Dr. Joshua L Reid (registered member of the Snohomish Indian Nation) is an associate professor of American Indian Studies and the John Calhoun Smith Memorial Endowed Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington. He holds degrees from Yale University and the University of California, Davis, and is a three-time Ford Foundation Fellow. Yale University Press published his first book, The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs (2015) in the Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity. It has received awards and acknowledgements from the Organization for American Historians, American Society for Ethnohistory, the Western History Association, and the North American Society for Oceanic History. Reid currently directs the university’s Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and edits the Emil and Kathleen Sick Series on Western History and Biography with UW Press and the Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity. He serves on the editorial advisory board of the Pacific Northwest Quarterly, is a Distinguished Speaker for the Western History Association, and member of the board of the National Council for History Education. He is also the chair of program committees for the American Historical Association’s 2020 conference and the Western History Association’s 2019 conference. Reid currently researches Indigenous explorers in the Pacific, from the late eighteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century, and is completing an edited volume on Indigenous communities and violence.

Professor Reid's research interests include American Indians, identity formation, cultural meanings of space and place, the American and Canadian Wests, the environment, and the indigenous Pacific. He teaches courses on American Indian History, the American West, U.S. History, and Environmental History.

Awards

Caughey Western History Prize (WHA): 2016 (For _The Sea Is My Country_)
John C. Ewers Award (WHA): 2016 (For _The Sea Is My Country_)
Sally and Ken Owens Award (WHA): 2016 (For _The Sea Is My Country_)
Erminie Wheeler-Voeglin Book Award (ASE): 2016 (For _The Sea Is My Country_)
Frederick Jackson Turner Prize, Honorable Mention (OAH): 2016 (For _The Sea Is My Country_)
John Lyman Book Award in US Maritime History, Honorable Mention: 2016 (For _The Sea Is My Country_)
Ford Foundation Fellow: 2010 (postdoc), 2008 (dissertation), 2005 (predoctoral)

Research

Selected Research

Courses Taught

Graduate Study Areas

Division: United States History

  • American Indian History
  • The Pacific Northwest
  • North American West
  • Environmental History

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations: 
American Historical Association, National Council for History Education, Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Western History Association,

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