Kim Shortreed

Kim Shortreed

PhD Candidate


BA, MA (UVic)

Area of expertise

Toponyms (place names), cartographies, settler colonial studies, namescapes, narratologies, historiographies, British Columbia histories, Digital Humanities

Kim is a PhD Candidate in English, in Media Studies and Digital Humanities. Kim's research is on the historical, sociopolitical, narrativity, and phenomenological aspects of Indigenous and settler namescapes’ intersections; specifically, studying settler approaches and reactions to Indigenous namescapes and attempts to “decolonize” toponymies. As part of this work, Kim also studies historiographies, British Columbia history, and cartographic technologies, both analogue and digital.​