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Lea Kröner

Personal Profile:

2019: M.A. Global History, Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


2016: Exchange Semester, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


2015: B.A. History and English, Freie Universität Berlin

Winter Semester 2022/23


Indigenous Identity and Settler Colonialism in Canada, Lea Kröner and Anne van der Pas, Tuesdays, 12:00-14:00

Research Interests:

  • Early and Modern North America
  • Indigenous History
  • History of Colonialism and Mission
  • Global Microhistory

PhD Project:

“Indigenous Missionaries in the Pacific Northwest during the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century”


At the heart of my project are the experiences of a group of Indigenous missionaries in what is today British Columbia, Canada, during the second half of the nineteenth century. The project’s regional focus examines the traditional territories of the Tsimshian, Nisga’a, Gitxan, Haisla, Heiltsuk, and Haida – the North Pacific Coast, including the Lower Nass and Skeena River watersheds and the island of Haida Gwaii. Despite the centrality of Indigenous engagement in the Protestant missionary project in British Columbia, historians have so far only given little attention to First Nations people who assumed roles of leadership within the Church. In a new and innovative way, this project brings mission history and political history into dialogue by focusing on the entanglements between mission, power structures, and land – a central element in Indigenous historical discourse that has legacies until today.

Article: “‘Indian Brethren in English Clothes’: The Praying Indian Figure in the Eliot Tracts, 1643-1675”, in: Global Histories, Vol. 4, No. 1 (May 2018), 66-83. http://www.globalhistories.com/index.php/GHSJ/article/view/192


Conference Report: Global History Student Conference Istanbul, in: Global Histories, Vol. 4, No. 2 (October 2018), 209-210. https://www.globalhistories.com/index.php/GHSJ/article/view/271/128