Boyd Cothran is an Assistant Professor of U.S. Indigenous and Cultural History in the Department of History at York University in Toronto, Ontario. His primary interests are in memory studies, popular culture, and the history of the American West.
As the inaugural Henry Roe Cloud fellow (2010/2011), he completed his dissertation “Marketplaces of Remembering: American Innocence and the Making of the Modoc War,” which examined historical memories of violence between the U.S. and Indigenous peoples in Oregon and California. His first book, which investigates the construction of American innocence in historical memories of the Modoc War, is currently under review with the University of North Carolina Press.
You can follow him on Twitter @boydcothran.