Born and raised in Washington State, Josh Reid (Snohomish) earned his B.A. from Yale University, with a double major in Political Science and Studies in the Environment. After graduating from Yale, he joined Teach For America and taught a range of humanities courses to middle school students in Seattle. He earned his doctorate in History, with a designated emphasis in Native American Studies, at University of California, Davis. Firmly committed to fostering ties between university and K-12 teaching, Professor Reid has participated in a number of teacher training and enrichment workshops in CA, WA, and MA, including the Teaching American History program. Some of his work with the Makah has been published recently in an edited volume. Additionally, an article on a new project exploring the issues of race and empire at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition of 1909 came out in 2010. Professor Reid has presented his work at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Finland, and New Zealand. He has received grants and fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the American Philosophical Association, the Boston Athenaeum, the Gates Foundation, University of California, and University of Massachusetts. He currently serves on the council of the American Historical Association (2013-16) and the editorial board of the Pacific Northwest Quarterly, and is a Distinguished Lecturer for the Western Historical Association. In September 2015, he will be joining the faculty at the University of Washington as an associate professor of History and American Indian Studies.