Shannon Smith is an associate professor of history at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University in Minnesota, where she teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction in American culture, gender and race in US history, and protest and rebellion. She holds a PhD from Indiana University (2013) and a master’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her scholarship focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction, African American history, and riots in the nineteenth-century United States, particularly relating to issues of gender and citizenship.
“Rescinding KXL’s permit is a promising early signal that the new administration is listening to our concerns and will take issues of climate and Indigenous justice seriously. We have to insist that it not stop there.”