Dr. 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 holds a PhD from Dalhousie University and completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Guelph in December 2022.
Her SSHRC-funded doctoral 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.