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Faculty bio-Katy Barber



Katy Barber

Associate Professor
Ph.D. Washington State University (1999)

Contact Info:
Cramer Hall 441-J
barberk @


Fields of Expertise:
U.S. West and Pacific Northwest; Native American history; public history

Publications and Public History Projects:
Nature’s Northwest: The North Pacific Slope in the Twentieth Century (with William Robbins), 2011.
Death of Celilo Falls, November 2005.
"Shared Authority in the Context of Tribal Sovereignty: Building Capacity for Partnerships with Indigenous Nations." The Public Historian 35, no. 4 (2013): 20-39.
Website project, "Re-Visioning this Place: Lower Columbia River Chinookan Communities," a collaborative project with the Chinook Indian Nation.
Oral History projects with the Chinook Indian Nation & the Civilian Public Service Camp 56.

 Courses taught:

  • HST 331, Native Americans of Western North America
  • HST 338, Oregon History
  • HST 409/509, Public History Seminar
  • HST 411/511, Public History Lab
  • HST 442/542, Race, Class, and Gender in the American West
  • HST 444/544, History of the Pacific Northwest
  • HST 464/564, Indians of the Pacific Northwest
  • HST 467/567, Readings in Native American History
  • HST 496/596, Introduction to Public History
  • HST 500, Introduction to the MA Program in History