Travis Hay, PhD
Assistant Professor

Phone: 403.440.6468

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow (2020)
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2018/2020)
PhD  in History - York University ( (2018)
MA in History - Lakehead University (2012)
BA in History, Honours - Lakehead University (2010)

Travis Hay is a Canadian historian of settler colonialism and federal Indian policy. Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Travis moved to Treaty 7 territory in 2021 to take up a position as an Assistant Professor in the Indigenous Studies Program with the Department of Humanities. His research focuses broadly on intersections of settler colonialism with public health and public policy. Travis also currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre. His first monograph - Inventing the Thrifty Gene: The Science of Settler Colonialism - is available through the University of Manitoba Press.