Sophie McCall

Associate Professor

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  • BA, MA (British Columbia)
  • PhD (York)


Sophie’s main areas of research and teaching are Indigenous literatures and studies in Canada, contemporary Canadian literature from the 20th and 21st centuries, diasporic writing, and studies in reconciliation and transitional justice. Her book First Person Plural: Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship (UBC P, 2011), was a finalist for the Gabrielle Roy Prize for English Canadian literary criticism and the Canada Prize from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences for the scholarly work in the Humanities. Her most recent publication, with her co-editor, Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill, is The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation (ARP Books 2015), a collection of essays that approaches the concept of ‘reconciliation’ as a problematic narrative about Indigenous-settler relations, but also as a site where conversations about what a just future looks like must occur. She is also the editor of Anahareo's Devil in Deerskins (U Manitoba P, 2014), the first book-length life narrative published by an Indigenous woman author in Canada; and co-editor (with Melina Baum-Singer and Christine Kim) of Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora, and Indigeneity in Canada (Wilfred Laurier UP 2012). With co-editors Dave Gaertner, Garbrielle Hill, and Deanna Reder, she is currently working on an anthology of Indigenous literatures, Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Literatures from Turtle Island (to be co-published by Theytus Books and Wilfred Laurier UP).


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.

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