Dr. Jessica M. DeWitt smiling, wearing black winged eyeliner and fuchsia lip colour.
Jessica M. DeWitt, PhD

I am a historian of the Canadian and American environment, editor, and digital communications strategist. I earned my PhD from the University of Saskatchewan in Spring 2019.  A park scholar and enthusiast, my dissertation was a comparative history of Canadian provincial parks and American state parks, focusing on Idaho, Alberta, Ontario, and Pennsylvania.

A passionate social justice advocate, I focus on developing digital techniques and communications that bridge the divide between academia and the general public in order to democratize knowledge access. This drive is at the core of all services I offer, from editing to project management.

I am an executive member, editor, and social media editor for the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). I am also a regular contributor to NiCHE’s website. In my position at NiCHE I manage and take pride in a vibrant online environmental history and environmental humanities community, which can be found on Twitter at #envhist and #envhum.

I am a member of the Chacruna Institute‘s Chacruna Chronicles committee where I focus on editing and optimizing Chacruna’s articles for readability and digital reach. 

Closer to home, I am a member of the Board of Directors of Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society and Board Vice-Chair and Registration Chair for Girls Rock Saskatoon.

3 replies on “About”

  1. hello, i am interested in publications on the lakota history in SK, and their movements after the
    majority of the people went back to the USA in 1881_


    1. Hello Edmond,

      I recommend contacting Claire Thomson, she is completing her PhD on Lakota History and also completed an MA on the subject, she is a PhD Candidate at the University of Alberta, her email address is cmthomso@ualberta.ca.



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