Karen Froman

Karen Froman is of mixed Kanyen’keha:ka (Mohawk) and Irish/English/Dutch ancestry. She is a member of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Froman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg. She earned her Master of Arts in Native Studies from the University of Manitoba in 2007 and recently defended her PhD dissertation “The White Man’s Camera: The National Film Board of Canada and Representations of Indigenous Peoples in Post-War Canada.” 

Froman’s research interests include contemporary urban Indigenous identity and culture, and imagery and representations in film with a focus on the documentary record of the National Film Board in the mid-twentieth century.  Froman has accomplished a broad range of teaching experience and teaches many of the history courses that satisfy the University of Winnipeg’s Indigenous Course Degree Requirement including Indigenous history survey courses, the History of Indigenous Education: Residential Schools and Beyond, Indigenous Women’s History, and History of the Iroquoian Peoples.

Contact Information:

• k.froman@uwinnipeg.ca • 204-786-9356

Select Publications:

Froman, Karen. “Buffalo Tales and Academic Trails.” In Me Funny, edited by Drew Hayden Taylor. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2005..

Froman, Karen. “The Undercover Indian: Explorations in Urban Aboriginal Identity.” In Intersecting Worlds: Rural and Urban Aboriginal Issues, edited by Denise Fuchs and Mary Jane McCallum, 13–22. Winnipeg: St. John’s College Press, 2005.