Writing and Research

Academic Publishing

Peer Reviewed
Forthcoming. “Archival Photographs in Perspective: Indian Residential School Images of Health.” Special Issue on Health and Physical Culture in Canadian Residential Schools in British Journal of Canadian Studies. September 2017.

“Community Archival Practice: Indigenous Grassroots Collaboration at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.The American Archivist 78, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2015).

Other Publications
Indigenous Community Archival Practices at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.” Off the Record 32, no. 4 (2016): 27-29.

Review of Oiva W. Saarinen, From Meteorite Impact to Constellation City: A Historical Geography of Greater Sudbury (Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2013). In Canadian Historical Review 95, no. 2 (2014): 275-276. 

Review of Historic Milwaukee Inc. walking tour of downtown with workshop on the creation of a local history non-profit, NCPH Annual Meeting, April 20, 2012, Wisconsin. The Public Historian.  November 2012

Popular Press

“Facing the Past”, Canada’s History Magazine, August/September issue 2016.

“Caught in Between” In Out Proud Stories of Pride, Courage, and Social Justice, edited by Douglas Goose. St. John’s: Breakwater Books, 2014.

“Hidden No Longer: Keeping Indigenous Heritage Alive,” Muse, November/December issue 2011.

Digital Content

Co-editor, Active History.  2010-Present. Editor and contributor to activehistory.ca, a site dedicated to connecting historians with the public, policy makers and the media.  Edits and uploads content for contributors to the site. Maintains the social media presence and the content schedule.

Tours of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Residential Schools Site“, Canadashistory.ca, March 31, 2016.

Who Was Brian Vallee?” Museums, Galleries, & Archives section, Canadashistory.ca. March 7, 2016.

“Remember the Children: Photograph Identification Project”.  Community Feature, Canadashistory.ca  April 2016


Historian’s Histories: Krista McCracken” by Andrea Eidinger, Unwritten Histories, April 2017.

Doing History – Krista McCracken – Archives Supervisor” by Risa Gluskin, Rapport, Ontario History and Social Sciences Teachers’ Association Blog, March 2017.

Archivist Interview: Meet Krista McCracken” by M.E. Bond, October 2016.


Archival photograph assistance, Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors, A National History by Larry Loyie, Constance Brissenden, and Wayne K. Spear.

Grant Writer and Researcher, Auld Kirk Arts Centre, Thessalon, December 2010 – February 2011

Research Associate, Red Cross, Volunteer, February 2010 – June 2010

Research Intern, The History Group, Summer 2009

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