Academic Publishing

Contracted. Co-author with Skylee-Storm Hogan. Decolonial Archival Futures. American Library Association/Society of American Archivists. Fall 2022.

Contracted. Co-editor with Kalani Adolpho, Stephen G. Krueger. Trans and Gender Diverse Voices in LIS. Library Juice Press. June 2022.

Book Chapters
“Community Archives.” In The Handbook of Archival Practice.  Ed. Patricia C. Franks. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2021.

Co-author with Skylee-Storm Hogan. “Breaking Barriers Through Decolonial Community Based Archival Practice” in Archives and Special Collections As Sites of Contestation, ed. Mary Kandiuk. Library Juice Press, May 2020.

Co-author with Skylee-Storm Hogan. “Reimagining Archival Practice and Place Based History at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre” in Cybercartography in Reconciliation Community Eds. Stephanie Pyne, D.R. Fraser Taylor. Elsevier, 2019.

Co-author with Skylee-Storm Hogan. “Community First: Indigenous Community Based Archival Provenance.” Across the Disciplines 18, no. 1/2 (2021): 23-32.

Co-author with Skylee-Storm Hogan. “Residential School Community Archives: Trauma and Community Healing.” Special issue on Racial Empathy in Archival Practice in the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies 3 (2021).

Co-author with Skylee-Storm Hogan. “’That’s My Auntie: Community-Guided Residential School History.KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 5, no. 1 (2021).

Co-author with Skylee-Storm Hogan. “Laughter Filled the Space: Challenging Euro-Centric Archival Spaces.” The International Journal of Information, Diversity, and Inclusion, 2021.

Co-author with Skylee-Storm Hogan. “Creation and Purpose: A Conversation on Art Created by Students at the Shingwauk Residential School.” Art Libraries Journal 45, no. 4 (2020): 143-147.

Challenging Colonial Spaces: Reconciliation and Decolonizing Work in Canadian Archives.” Canadian Historical Review 100, no, 2 (June 2019): 182-201.

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 30, no. 2 (2017): 163-182.

“Community Archival Practice: Indigenous Grassroots Collaboration at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre.The American Archivist 78, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2015): 181-191.

Popular Press/Digital

Embroidery as Record and ResistanceContingent Magazine. November 2019.

Co-author with Jenna Lemay. “Healing and Education Through Digital Access: The Residential School Digitization Project.” Off the Record 35, no. 4 (2019):14-16.

Community-Driven Archives and the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition.” Off the Record 34, no. 4 (2018): 17-19.

Co-author with Danielle Robichaud, “Doing the work: Editing Wikipedia as an act of reconciliation,” On Archivy, August 28, 2018.

Co-author with Michael Dove. “Get to Work: Crafting Cover Letters and Resumes for Emerging Professionals.” Technical Leaflet Series. American Association State and Local History. Winter 2018.

Sharing, healing and learning: Survivor-driven history at the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre“, Education Forum, Spring 2017.

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

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

“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.

Editorial Work

Co-editor, Active History.  2010-Present. Editor and contributor to, a site dedicated to connecting historians with the public, policy makers and the media.  Also maintains the social media presence.

Editor, Material Culture Theme, March 2020.

Co-editor with Andrea Eidinger, Beyond the Lecture Series,, 2018-2020.

Co-editor with Kristin O’Brassill-Kulfan and Nicole Belolan, Archives Month SeriesHistory@Work, October 2019.

Co-editor with Carly Ciufo, Museum Theme, March 2019.

Editor, Archives and Archival Labour Series,, June 2017.


Organizing Ideas Podcast with Allison Jones and Karen Ng , 2020.

Gettin’ Air Podcast. Interview with Terry Greene, 2019.

Crystal Shawanda’s Wikipedia article just grew a little,” by David Helwig,, March 26, 2018.

Archives As Activism: The Case of Residential Schools“, with Skylee-Storm Hogan, interview by Scott Neigh on the Talking Radical Radio podcast, May 23, 2017.

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.