Deanna Reder (Cree-Metis) is Associate Professor in the Departments of First Nations Studies and English at Simon Fraser University, where she teaches courses in Indigenous popular fiction, Indigenous perspectives on gender and sexuality, and Canadian Indigenous literatures, especially autobiography.
For the 2016-2018 term she is the MATE Director based at SFU Surrey. She is Principal Investigator, in partnership with co-applicants Dr. Margery Fee and Cherokee scholar Dr. Daniel Heath Justice of the University of British Columbia, on a five-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded project for 2015-2020 called "The People and the Text: Indigenous Writing in Northern North America up to 1992." See www.thepeopleandthetext.ca.
She has recently co-edited an anthology of literary criticism with Dr. Linda Morra (Bishops University) called Learn, Teach, Challenge: Approaching Indigenous Literatures (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016). She is also working with Dr. Sophie McCall (SFU), Dr. David Gaertner and Gabrielle Hill on an anthology suitable for the first year university classroom entitled Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island. She is president-elect of the newly formed Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) and is the Series Editor for the Indigenous Studies Series at Wilfrid Laurier University Press. See www.deannareder.com for more information.