Academic Publishing

Peer Reviewed
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.

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

Co-authored 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.

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

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.

“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, a site dedicated to connecting historians with the public, policy makers and the media.  Also maintains the social media presence.

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

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.

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

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

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

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


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.