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Associate Professsor, Women's and Gender Studies, History, University of Manitoba

My research draws from critical race, feminist, and environmental studies scholarship to examine the history and legacies of, as well as challenges to, colonialism in the Canadian context. I seek to understand how past discourses and relationships of power lead to and naturalize present-day social and environmental inequities, and to open up possibilities for more just relationships among humans and between humans and the non-human world in which we live.

My most recent project explores the history of relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Newfoundlanders and the territory they have come to share. I hope that this work contributes to decolonization, in part through centering Mi'kmaw actions in and perspectives on the past. In a similar vein, with Kaila Johnston, acting manager of Education, Outreach and Public Programming at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and Jaimie Isaac, Curator of Indigenous/Contemporary Art at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, I organize the Decolonizing Lens film and discussion series, which features the work and words of Indigenous filmmakers from Winnipeg and beyond.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professsor, University of Manitoba

Education

  • 2008 
    York University , PhD, Environmental Studies