Sophie McCall



  • 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 first 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 scholarly work in the Humanities. Her most recent publication, with co-editors Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis), David Gaertner, and Garbrielle L’Hirondelle Hill (Métis), is a critical reader of 47 Indigenous short stories, essays, and narratives from the Americas, Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2017). Another co-edited publication, also with 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 (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012). She has published numerous essays in various journals and edited collections. Her most recent article is “Land, Memory, and the Struggle for Indigenous Rights: Lee Maracle’s ‘Goodbye, Snauq,’” published in the special issue, “Indigenous Literatures and the Arts of Community,” in Canadian Literature 230/231 (2017).

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