Dr Susannah Hopson

Research Fellow

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of History


Dr Susannah Hopson is a historian of the Native American experience in the 19th century American West, including the history of violence and memory, as well as the Civil War.

She is a research assistant for the University cluster Treatied Spaces: Environment and Peoples in America, 1607-1890.

Her PhD, The Cultural Specificity of Memory and Commemoration: The Bear River Massacre (1863) and The Sand Creek Massacre (1864), was completed in 2017.

Dr Susannah Hopson's dissertation examined the collective remembrance of two massacre sites, Bear River in present day Idaho where approximately 250 Northwestern Shoshoni lost their lives and Sand Creek in Colorado where approximately 160-200 Cheyenne and Arapah died.