Naomi Norquay

(Associate) Professor Emeritus, Senior Scholar

PhD - OISE / University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; MA - York University, Toronto, ON; BA - Universty of Guelph, Guelph, ON


  • Faculty of Graduate Studies, -

Selected Publications

  • Naomi Norquay (2022). Ruminations on a 'fisherman's path': Land as palimpsest (UnderCurrents Editorial Collective, Ed.) UnderCurrents: Journal of Critical Environmental Studies, 21 (Memories and Futurities), 4-7.
  • Naomi Norquay (2016). An accidental archive of the Old Durham Road: Reclaiming a Black pioneer settlement. Archivaria, 81, 1-22.
  • Naomi Norquay and Pariss Garramone (2016). The Old Durham Road Black Pioneer Settlement: Contested place as an invitation to curriculum. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (JCACS), 13 (Number 2), 20-31.

Other Research Outputs

 Greenwood Cemetery Indigent Plot Narratives Project

Partnering with Grey Roots Museum and Archives, this SSHRC funded research project researched the names of 500 people buried in Owen Sound's civic cemetery's indigent plot. The resulting narratives are now available online in a "living document":



Research Projects

Role: Principal Investigator

Funded by: Other...


  • Partnership Engage Grant, SSHRC - 2020
  • HughTaylor Prize, Archivaria - 2017

Professional Affiliations

Service/Community Activities