Katie K. MacLeod is a researcher and educator located in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Her research interests include social and cultural reproduction, ethnicity, and how local histories inform the present.
Katie recently defended her dissertation in April 2022 and will receive her PhD from Dalhousie University in May 2022. Her SSHRC-funded research explored the role of gender in the production and reproduction of localized Acadian identities, culture, and traditions in Nova Scotia. She challenges dominant nationalist narratives through an exploration and telling of women's stories and experiences - which have been overlooked in Acadian history and popular memory.
She lectures in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Cape Breton University and the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University.