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.
Yale University Press recently published his first book, The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs, in the Henry Roe Cloud Series for American Indians and Modernity. This examines the Makah Nation's historical relationship with the ocean. He is currently researching a project about indigenous explorers in the Pacific Ocean, specifically focusing on those individuals who voluntarily traveled throughout the Pacific from the late eighteenth through late nineteenth centuries.
- Reid, Joshua L. The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. Print.
- Reid, Joshua L. "Indigenous Power in The Comanche Empire," in History and Theory, 52.1 (February 2013): 54-59.
- Reid, Joshua L. "Articulating a Traditional Future: Makah Sealers and Whalers, 1880-1999," in Tribal Worlds, eds. Brian Hosmer and Larry Nesper (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2013), 163-184.
- Reid, Joshua L. "Marine Tenure of the Makah," in Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment in Africa and North America, eds. David Gordon and Shepard Krech (Columbus: Ohio University Press, 2012), 243-258.
- Reid, Joshua L. "Professor Igloo Jimmie and Dr. Boombang Meet the Heathens: Indigenous Representations and the Geography of Empire at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition," Pacific Northwest Quarterly 101.3/4 (Summer/Fall 2010): 109-125.
Division: United States History
- American Indian History
- The Pacific Northwest
- North American West
- Environmental History
- Interview: New Books In The American West - January 8, 2019
- History that Speaks to Your Moment - April 6, 2018
- Spring Message from Anand Yang, Chair, Department of History - April 6, 2018
- The Power of Protest? The 2018 History Lecture Series in Retrospect. - February 8, 2018
- History Lecture Series 2018 Comes to a Close - Final Video Here! - February 1, 2018
- History Lecture Series - Latest Video Here! - January 25, 2018
- History Lecture Series 2018. Speaking Truth to Power: Protest and Dissent in Modern History. - December 7, 2017
- Racquel West: Aotearoa/New Zealand, Early Fall Start 2017 - November 20, 2017
- Race and Racial Justice in the Context of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election - June 8, 2017
- Professor Joshua Reid Awarded Four Major Book Prizes - March 26, 2017