Dr. Lisa Schaub

LISA SCHAUB studied history and German philology at the University of Trier. In 2016, she completed her Master’s degree with a thesis on the resistance and self-assertion of the Red River Métis to the Protestant mission in the Red River Settlement (Canada, today Winnipeg, Manitoba) in the nineteenth century. Simultaneously, she also received a second Master’s degree in Education with a thesis in German Studies entitled „Bürgerliche Realität und poetische Phantasie: Zum ästhetischen Konzept des Dualismus zweier Welten in E.T.A. Hoffmanns Der goldene Topf und Der Sandmann“.

Between 2016 and 2020, Lisa Schaub was working as a doctoral researcher in the International Research Training Group “Diversity: Mediating Difference in Transcultural Spaces”. She defended her dissertation entitled “Métis Communities in the Red River Settlement: Territory, Identity, and Racialization, 1821 to 1926” in May 2020 at the University of Trier. In her thesis, she examined the interrelations of land, identity, and processes of racialization in the everyday life of five Red River Métis families in the nineteenth-century settler colonial Canadian West. The thesis will be publishing under the title “Red River Métis: The Power of Land and the Quest for Belonging, 1821 to 1926” in collaboration with the University of Manitoba Press in 2022.

Since July 2019, Lisa has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of International history in the context of the research project “Transregionale Ökonomien von Mobilität und Diversität in Perspektiven langer Dauer” at the University of Trier. In the scope of this project, she is currently establishing an Emmy Noether research group focusing on transatlantic migration history. She also teaches classes on colonial history with a special focus on Canadian history, Métis history, and transatlantic history at the University of Trier.


GKS (Gesellschaft für Kanada-Studien)

VHD (Verband der Historiker und Historikerinnen Deutschlands e.V.)