Melinda Marie Jetté
Professor of History
- B.A., History and French, Catholic University of America, 1991
- M.A., History, Universite Laval, 1996
- Ph.D., History, University of British Columbia, 2004
- U.S. History Survey
- European History Survey
- World History Survey
- Latin America
- American Environmental History
- Introduction to Public History
- American West
- Native American History
- Oral History
- National Parks
- Archival Methods
- Historic Preservation
RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS
- American West
- Native American History
- French North Americans
- Pacific Northwest History
- Public History
- American Historical Association
- National Council on Public History
- New England Museum Association
- Oral History Association
- Organization of American Historians
- Western History Association
- Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History
- American Historical Association Annual Meeting
- National Council on Public History Annual Meeting
- Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting
- Western History Association Annual Meeting
- FPU Faculty Development Research Grants, 2011-2019
- Academic Standards Committee
- FPU History Department Coordinator
- FPU Public History Program Coordinator
- Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society Advisor
- Women in Leadership Steering Committee
- Committee on Environmental Sustainability, National Council on Public History
HONORS AND AWARDS
- 2017: Donald J. Sterling Senior Research Fellowship in Pacific Northwest History, Oregon Historical Society
- 2015: Fellow, Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents
- 2011: Joel Palmer Award, Oregon Historical Quarterly
- 2008: Honorable Mention, Joel Palmer Award, Oregon Historical Quarterly
- 1997-2001: University Graduate Fellowship, University of British Columbia
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
- Jette, Melinda Marie. At the Hearth of the Crossed Races: A French-Indian Community in Nineteenth-Century Oregon, 1812-1859. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2015.
- Jetté, Melinda Marie, guest editor of Queering Public History: The State of the Field. Special issue of The Public Historian 41:2 (May 2019).
- Jetté, Melinda Marie, “Through the Queer Looking-Glass: The Future of LGBTQ Public History,” in Queering Public History: The State of the Field. Special issue of The Public Historian 41:2 (May 2019): 6-18.
- Jetté, Melinda Marie and Carol Williams. Forum Introduction: “Gender and Indigenous-Immigrant Encounters and Entanglements.” Women’s History Review 28:1 (2019): 1-6.
- Jette, Melinda Marie and Carol Williams. Forum Introduction: "Gender and Indigenous-Immigrant Encounters and Entanglements." Women's History Review 2018 (forthcoming).
- Jette, Melinda Marie. "Dislodging Oregon's History from its Mythical Mooring: Reflections on Death and the Settling and Unsettling of Oregon." Oregon Historical Quarterly 115:3 (Fall 2014): 444-445.
- Fisher, Andrew and Melinda Marie Jette. "Now You See Them Now You Don't: Chinook Tribal Affairs and the Struggle for Federal Recognition." In Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia River. Edited by Robert T. Boyd, Kenneth M. Ames, and Tony A. Johnson. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013, 288-306.
- Jette, Melinda Marie. "Betwixt and Between the Official Story: Tracing the History and Memory of a Family of French-Indian Ancestry in the Pacific Northwest." Oregon Historical Quarterly 111:2 (Summer 2010): 142-183.
- Jette, Melinda Marie. "'We Have Here Almost Every Religion But Our Own: French-Indian Community Initiatives and Social Relations in French Prairie, Oregon, 1834-1837." Oregon Historical Quarterly 108:2 (Summer 2007): 64-87.
- Review of Defining Métis: Catholic Missionaries and the Idea of Civilization in Northwestern Saskatchewan. In Church History Review 87: 4 (December 2018): 1239-1241.
- Review of Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies: Women and the Mexican-American War. In Women’s History Review 27:3 (May 2018): 491-492.
- Review of Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946. In Western Historical Quarterly 48:4 (Winter 2017): 439-440.
- The Settlers’ Empire: Colonialism and State Formation in America’s Old Northwest by Bethel Saler. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 40:3 (2016): 159-161.
- French Canadians, Furs, and Indigenous Women in the Making of the Pacific Northwest by Jean Barman. Oregon Historical Quarterly 116:2 (Summer 2015): 256-257.
- Selected Letters of A.M.A. Blanchet, Bishop of Walla Walla & Nesqually, 1846-1879 translated by Roberta Stringham Brown and edited by Patricia O'Connell Killen. Oregon Historical Quarterly 115:2 (Summer 2014): 254-255.
- Contours of a People: Metis Family, Mobility, and History edited by Nicole St. Onge, Carolyn Podruchny, and Brenda Macdougall. Western Historical Quarterly 45:1 (Spring 2014): 70-71.
- Forging a Fur Empire: Expeditions in the Snake River Country, 1809-1824 by John Phillip Reid. Pacific Historical Review 82:2 (May 2013): 311-313.
- Keynote Speaker, “French Voyagers on the Pacific Slope, 1820s-1850s.” Society of Early Americans Annual Meeting, Eugene, OR, February 2019
- Panel Convener and Facilitator, Structured Discussion on Best Practices for Environmental Sustainability and Public History Education, National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 2018
- Co-Facilitator, Working Group on Environmental Sustainability and Public History Education National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, April 2017
- Panel Chair, “Identity and Adaptation: Mixed Heritage Families in the Changing 19th-Century Pacific Northwest and Beyond,” Western History Association Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, October 2016
- Panel Chair & Convener, “LGBTQ Public History: The State of the Field,” Western History Association Annual Meeting, St. Paul, MN, October 2016
- Panel Convener & Presenter, “The Imperial Eye: French Travelers on the Nineteenth-Century Pacific Slope,” Western History Association Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, October 2015
- Panel Chair, “Beyond Static Borders and Spatiality: Indigenous/Immigrant Encounters or Entanglements,” Berkshire Conference on Women’s History, Toronto, ON, May 2014
- Panel Co-Chair, “How Should the NCPH Address Sustainability? The White Paper of the NCPH Task Force on Public History and Environmental Sustainability,” National Council on Public History Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, March 2014
- Panel Commentator, “Vital Signs in Public: Indigenous Nations and Public History Collaborations,” Western History Association Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, October 2013