Wade, Susan

PhD Student


Degree Program: PhD, History, 2020

MA, History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 2011
BA, Anthropology, McGill University, 1989

Research Interests

Native American/First Nations
Food History
Great Lakes Fur Trade

Courses Taught

Lecturer: North American Indian History to 1887, UW-Milwaukee, Fall 2014
Western Great Lakes American Indian Life of the Past, UW-Milwaukee, Spring 2015

Language Instructor (online): Anishinaabemowin, Michigan State University, Fall 2017

Teaching Assistant: History of Vietnam, UW-Milwaukee, Fall 2016
American History 1877 to the Present, UW-Milwaukee, Spring 2016
GRAD 801, UW-Milwaukee, Spring 2018-Present


“Ezhi-Ganawendamang Gidakiimnaan” (How We Protect Our World)
A-Teg. -2018 Conference, Sault Ste Marie, Michigan

“Perspectives from Ganawandemaw: Protection of Language Revitalization and
Language Ideologies in the Great Lakes Region.” – Algonquin Conference, 2017, Montreal, Canada.

“The Expansion of Maple Sugar in the American Midwest”
American Society for Ethnohistory, 2016 Conference, Nashville, TN.

“J. William Trygg, The Wisconsin Land Survey, and the Indian Claims Commission"
Conference of the Western History Association, 2016. St. Paul, Minnesota.

“Indigenous Place Names and J. William Trygg Composite Maps”
Algonquin Conference, 2016, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“Emergency Preparedness Planning.” Wisconsin Federation of Museums, Nov. 11, 2013.

“Maple Sugar and the “Family Economy: The Ojibwe from Bad River, Wisconsin.” –
American Society for Ethnohistory, 2011 Conference, Pasadena, California.

“Ojibwe Women as Producers of a Great Lakes Commodity, 1800-1842.” –
American Society for Ethnohistory, 2010 Conference, Ottawa, Canada.