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Tina is an assistant professor of history at Simon Fraser University, and a cultural and environmental historian of modern Canada. She studies the relationship between colonialism, modernity, and the production of knowledge about Canada, with a special focus on the twentieth-century North. Her work has been published in Swedish, Norwegian, American, and Canadian scholarly journals and volumes. In 2015, she edited a special issue of the Journal of Northern Studies with Peder Roberts on transnational approaches to northern environmental history. Presently, she is completing two book manuscripts: a cultural history of northern Canadian exploration between 1920 and 1980, and, with Edward Jones-Imhotep, an edited collection entitled Science, Technology and the Modern in Canada. She continues to study transnational Anglo-American cultures of northern travel and sojourning from various perspectives, including those of American soldiers, cruise tourists, Oxford and Cambridge undergraduates, and fur trappers.

Tina also maintains an active interest in digital history, and specifically blogging. From 2013 to 2017, she served on the editorial committee of Findings/Trouvailles, the blog of The Champlain Society. She currently co-edits The Otter~La Loutre, the blog of the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE), for which she has commissioned and/or edited six thematic series of posts. With four fellow blog editors, she recently published a state-of-the-field review of Canadian history blogging in the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association. She micro-blogs regularly on Twitter @TinaAdcock.

Recent publications

  • “Many Tiny Traces: Antimodernism and Northern Exploration Between the Wars.” In Ice Blink: Navigating Northern Environmental History, eds. Stephen Bocking and Brad Martin. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2017. 131-77. Open access.
  • “Canadian History Blogging: Reflections at the Intersection of Digital Storytelling, Academic Research, and Public Outreach.” Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 27, no. 2 (2016): 1-39. Co-authored with Keith Grant, Stacy Nation-Knapper, Beth Robertson, and Corey Slumkoski.
  • “The Maximum of Mishap: Adventurous Tourists and the State in the Northwest Territories, 1926–” Histoire sociale/Social History 44, no. 99 (2016): 431-52.