Joshua L. Reid (he/him/his)

Associate Professor
Joshua L. Reid

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Smith 106
Office Hours
Winter 2020: T 1:00-2:30, W 10:30-noon, & by appointment


Ph.D., University of California, Davis
M.A., University of California, Davis
B.A., Yale University
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Born and raised in Washington State, Dr. Joshua L Reid (registered member of the Snohomish Indian Nation) is an associate professor of American Indian Studies and the John Calhoun Smith Memorial Endowed Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington. He holds degrees from Yale University and the University of California, Davis, and is a three-time Ford Foundation Fellow. Yale University Press published his first book, The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs (2015) in the Henry Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity. It has received awards and acknowledgements from the Organization for American Historians, American Society for Ethnohistory, the Western History Association, and the North American Society for Oceanic History. Reid currently directs the university’s Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest and edits the Emil and Kathleen Sick Series on Western History and Biography with UW Press and the Roe Cloud Series on American Indians and Modernity. He serves on the editorial advisory board of the Pacific Northwest Quarterly, is a Distinguished Speaker for the Western History Association, and member of the board of the National Council for History Education. He is also the chair of program committees for the American Historical Association’s 2020 conference and the Western History Association’s 2019 conference. Reid currently researches Indigenous explorers in the Pacific, from the late eighteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century, and is completing an edited volume on Indigenous communities and violence.

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.


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