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Dr. Susan Neylan

Associate Professor
Canadian Cultural & Social History; Aboriginal Peoples; Western Canada

Contact Information
Email: sneylan@wlu.ca
Phone: 519 884 1970 ext.3595

Office Location: DAWB 4-150
Office Hours: On sabbatical 2012-13
Academic Background

BA, University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto
PhD, University of British Columbia
Biography


Academic Interests

My interests are the History of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada; Native-Missionary Relations and forms of Aboriginal Christianity in British Columbia; (Post)Colonialism; Canadian Social and Cultural History. I have a fuller description of my recent research projects on my faculty page on the Tri-University Graduate Program's website: http://www.triuhistory.ca/?page_id=290


Recent Publications 


Monographs

Neylan, Susan. The Heavens are Changing: Nineteenth-Century Protestant Missions and Tsimshian Christianity. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2003.

Books Edited

Binnema, Ted. and Susan Neylan, eds. New Histories for Old: Changing Perspectives on Canada's Native Pasts. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2007. 

Chapters in Books

Binnema, Ted and Susan Neylan, "Introduction." Pp. xi-xvi. And "Arthur J. Ray and the Writing of Aboriginal History." Pp. 1-17. In New Histories for Old: Changing Perspectives on Canada's Native Pasts, eds. Ted Binnema and Susan Neylan. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2007.

Neylan, Susan. "Choose Your Flag: Changing Perspectives on the Tsimshian Migration from Metlakatla B.C. to New Metlakatla, Alaska, 1887." Pp. 196-219. In New Histories for Old: Changing Perspectives on Canada's Native Pasts, eds. Ted Binnema and Susan Neylan. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2007.

Neylan, Susan. "'Eating the Angel's Food': Arthur Wellington Clah-an Aboriginal Perspective on Protestant Missions in Northern British Columbia, 1857-1909." Pp.88-108. In Canadian Missionaries, Indigenous Peoples: Representing Religion at Home and Abroad, edited by Alvyn Austin and Jamie S. Scott. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Neylan, Susan. "Contested Family: Navigating Kin and Culture in Protestant Missions to the Tsimshian, 1857-1896." Pp. 167-202. In Households of Faith: Family, Gender, and Community in Canada, 1730-1969, edited by Nancy Christie. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2002.

Articles

Neylan, Susan. “Colonialism and Resettling British Columbia: Canadian Aboriginal Historiography, 1992-2012,” History Compass Journal 11: 10 (Oct 2013): 833-844. [INTERNATIONAL]

Neylan, Susan. “Unsettling British Columbia: Canadian Aboriginal Historiography, 1992-2012,” History Compass Journal 11: 10 (Oct 2013): 845-858.  [INTERNATIONAL]

Neylan, Susan. "Shaking Up Christianity: The Indian Shaker Church in the Canada-U.S. Pacific Northwest," Journal of Religion 91, no. 2 (Apr 2011): 188-222.

Neylan, Susan. With Melissa Meyer, “’Here Comes the Band!’: Cultural Collaboration, Connective Traditions, and Aboriginal Brass Bands on British Columbia’s North Coast, 1875-1964,” BC Studies, No. 152 (Winter 2006-07): 33-66.

Neylan, Susan. "Encountering Spirits: Evangelical and Holiness Revivals in Victoria, BC, and the 'Colonial Project'" Histoire Sociale/Social History 36, no.71 (May 2003):175-204.

Neylan, Susan. "Longhouses, Schoolrooms, and Workers' Cottages: Nineteenth Century Protestant Missions to the Tsimshian and Transforming Class Through Religion," Journal of the Canadian Historical Association, new series, vol. 11 (2001): 51-86.

Neylan, Susan. "Shamans, Missionaries, and Prophets: Comparative Perspectives on Nineteenth Century Religious Encounters in British Columbia." Historical Papers, 1994: Canadian Society of Church History, 43-63.


Neylan's Weblinks 

WLU Course Websites (you will need your Novell login): https://mylearningspace.wlu.ca/