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Selected Publications



  • Co-edited, with Michelle Coupal, as guest editors, a Special Double Issue on “How We Teach Indigenous  Literatures” in Studies in American Indian Literature 34 (1-2): Spring-Summer 2022.
  • Co-edited, with Sophie McCall, the fiftieth anniversary special issue: Indigenous and Postcolonial Studies. Ariel: a Review of International English Studies 51 (2-3):  June 2020

Book Chapters

  • “First Peoples, Indigeneity and Teaching Indigenous Writing in Canada” with Margery Fee. Decolonizing the English Literary Curriculum, edited by Ato Quayson and Ankhi Mukherjee. Cambridge University Press Syndicate, 2023. 60-79.
  • “The People and the Text: An Inclusive Collection” Collections Thinking: Ontologies, Agents, Communities with Margery Fee. Edited by Jason Camlot, Martha Langford, and Linda M. Morra. Routledge, 2023. 292-305.
  • “Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology as Tools for Reconciliation in Investigations into Unmarked Graves at Indian Residential Schools” with Katherine L. Nichols (first author), Eldon Yellowhorn, Deanna Reder, Emily Holland, Dongya Yang, John Albanese, Darian Kennedy, Elton Taylor, and Hugo F.V. Cardoso. Royally Wronged: The Royal Society of Canada and Indigenous Peoples. Eds. Constance Backhouse, Cynthia E. Milton, Margaret Kovach, and Adele Perry. McGill-Queens UP, 2021. 203-229.
  • “Foreword”. Unsettling Spirit: A Journey into Decolonization by Denise M. Nadeau. McGill-Queens UP, 2020. xi-xiv. 
  • “Indigenous Autobiography in Canada: Recovering Intellectual Traditions.” The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature. Ed. Cynthia Sugars. Oxford UP, 2016. 170-190.


  • “A Call to Teach Indigenous Literatures” co-authored with co-editor Michelle Coupal. Studies in American Indian Literature 34:1-2 (Spring-Summer 2022): ix-xxi
  • “Using Indigenous-Informed Close-Reading to Unlearn: Teaching Indigenous Perspectives of History in Literature.” Studies in American Indian Literature 34:1-2 (Spring-Summer 2022): 59-74, 245-250
  • “Indigenous and Postcolonial Studies: Tensions and Interrelationships, Creative and Critical Interventions” with Sophie McCall. Ariel: a Review of International English Studies 51.2-3 (April-July 2020): 1-25
  • “Conversations at the Crossroads: Indigenous and Black Writers Talk” Edited by Sophie McCall, with David Chariandy, Karrmen Crey, Aisha Sasha John, Cecily Nicholson, Samantha Nock, Juliane Okot Bitek, Madeleine Reddon, Ariel: a Review of International English Studies 51.2-3 (April-July 2020):  57-82
  • “‘I write this for all of you’: Recovering the Unpublished RCMP ‘Incident’ in Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed ( 1973)” with Alix Shield. Canadian Literature 237: 13-25, 184.
  • "Native American Autobiography: Connecting Separate Critical Conversations," Lifewriting Annual 4 (December 2015): 35-63

Selected Talks:


  • June 18, 2022 - "âcimisowina:  Stories that Remember the Missing and Much-Missed."  Indigenous Literary Studies Association, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • June 6, 2022  - "The People and the Text, Neglected Indigenous Works, and Making Relationship with Research."  Digital Humanities Institute, virtual
  • Oct 29, 2020 - “Using DH Tools to Examine Neglected Indigenous Texts: Edward Ahenakew’s Old Keyam, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • May 30, 2019 - “The Legacy of the Indigenous Literary Archive”, Canadian Writing Centres Association, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver
  • March 12, 2019 - “Sorting Libraries Out: Decolonizing Classification and Indigenizing Description” with Métis Research Partner Treena Chambers, SFU, Vancouver
  • Feb. 15, 2019 - “Reading the Indigenous Archive” for Developing Minds Through Reading and Writing: Practical Strategies for Critical Thinking in the Curriculum”, SFU, Vancouver.

Invited Presentations

  • March 20, 2021  “Indigenous Perspectives of History: Story as Repository” Vancouver Institute Public Lecture.
  • Nov 20, 2020 -  “Pandemics in the So-Called New World” SFU Department of Humanities, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Hellenic Studies and Institute for Humanities (remote presentation)
  • Nov 15, 2020 - “AQR Live Reading: Emily Wall & Lance Twichell, Deanna Reder and Sophie McCall”—a discussion about the recent American Quarterly Review Journal Publication and Indigenous writing (remote presentation)                             
  • Feb 6, 2020 -  “The Obligation of Stories: Missing Jim Brady and Abbie Halkett” SFU President’s Faculty Lecture, Vancouver, BC
  • March 2, 2019 - “Redefining the Indigenous Archive: the Bottom of a Lake as Text,” Critical Nationalisms and Co-publics, Vancouver, BC
  • Oct. 17, 2018 - “Literary Research Guided by Indigenous Protocols,” presentation on The People and the Text with Margery Fee, Treena Chambers, and Alix Shield. Canadian Research Knowledge Network, Vancouver, BC
  • May 28, 2018 - On SSHRC project The People and the Text; invited by the Association of College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) and co-hosted by the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA); Regina, Saskatchewan