Neil Forkey Ph. D.
I have taught at St. Lawrence University since 1998. I offer courses in Canadian studies and history. I took my Ph.D. at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario and wrote my thesis in Canadian environmental history.
Ph.D., Canadian history
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
M.A., Canadian history
University of Maine
B.A., Political Science
University of Massachusetts
- Canadian-American history; North American social and environmental history; North American borderlands.
- I am currently at work on a book-length manuscript tentatively entitled, “Defending the Watershed: Environmental Activism in the Upper St. Lawrence River Valley, c. 1950-2000.”
Presentations, Exhibitions, Performances and Published Work:
- Keynote Speaker, “Canada, the US, Quebec and the Problem of the Border,” Undergraduate Research Symposium, Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts, April 2021.
- Panelist, “Borderlands Now: New Issues on the Borders of Mexico, Canada, the Mohawk Nation, and the U.S.,” St. Lawrence University, October 2017.
- Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012), 168 pages (book).
- Interviewed by Dr. Sean Kheraj for Nature’s Past Podcast, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE), November 2012, http://niche-canada.org/2012/11/27/natures-past-episode-33-histories-of-canadian-environmental-issues-part-iii-the-canadian-envir
- Shaping the Upper Canadian Frontier: Environment, Society, and Culture in the Trent Valley (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2003), 174 pages (book).
- “Powering Dissent: Popular Opposition to Public Utilities in the St. Lawrence River Watershed, c. 1970s,” American Review of Canadian Studies 51, 2 (June 2021) (article) forthcoming.
- “High Anxiety in St. Lawrence County: Citizen Action and U.S. Military Flights, 1989-1992,” New York History: A Quarterly Journal 99, 3-4 (Summer-Fall 2018): 440-463 (article).
- “Heartbreak along the Bobcaygeon Road,” in Thomas F. McIlwraith and The Land Between Circle, eds., The Land Between: Encounters on the Edge of the Canadian Shield (Markham, ON: Fitzhenry and Whiteside, 2013), 18-20 (book chapter).
- “‘Thinking like a River’: The Making of Hugh MacLennan’s Environmental Consciousness,” Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes 41, 2 (Spring 2007): 42-64 (article).
- “Damning the Dam: Ecology and Community in Ops Township, Upper Canada,” The Canadian Historical Review 79, 1 (March 1998): 68-99 (article).
- “Maintaining a Great Lakes Fishery: The State, Science, and the Case of Ontario’s Bay of Quinte, 1870-1920,” Ontario History 87, 1 (March 1995): 45-64 (article).
- “Anglers, Fishers, and the St. Croix River: Conflict in a Canadian-American Borderland, 1867-1900,” Forest and Conservation History 37, 4 (October 1993): 179-187 (article).
Regularly Taught Courses:
- Canadian Studies 101: Introduction to Canada
- Canadian Studies 201: Canadian-American Relations
- Canadian Studies 202: Québec
- History 203: Early Canada
- History 204: Modern Canada
- First Year Program: Identity and Belonging in the St. Lawrence Valley
- First Year Seminar: “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”: Reassessing the 1970s in the United States and Canada
- Dr. Forkey is working remotely for the summer 2021 semester. Please contact him via email at email@example.com.