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Tolly Bradford

Dr. Tolly Bradford

Chair, Social Sciences



PhD, 2009, History, University of Alberta
BEd, 2001, University of Ottawa
MA, 2000, History, McGill University
BA (Hons.), 1999, History, University of Guelph

Teaching Areas

World History; Canadian Indigenous History; Historical Method and Theory

Research Interests

Cultural and political history of colonialism in western Canada; British imperialism; comparative history; the Hudson’s Bay Company

Selected Publications


With Chelsea Horton (eds.), Mixed Blessings: Indigenous Encounters with Christianity in Canada. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016.

Prophetic Identities: Indigenous Missionaries on British Colonial Frontiers, 1850-1875. Vancouver:University of British Columbia Press, 2012. *Shortlisted, 2013 Aboriginal History Prize, Canadian Historical Association*


With Richard Connors, “The Making of a Company-Colony: The Fur Trade War, the British Colonial Office, and the Metamorphosis of the Hudson’s Bay Company” Canadian Journal of History (Forthcoming, fall 2020).

“Jamaica, the Atlantic World, and the ‘New System’ of the Hudson’s Bay Company” Prairie History (Summer 2020).

“Christianity, Missionaries and Plains Cree Politics, 1850s-1870s” Manitoba History 83 (Spring 2017): 2-13.

For further information on education, publications, and past employment, see CV here