Associate Professor

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Karrmen Crey

Karrmen Crey is Sto:lo and a member of the Cheam Band. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, where her research examines the rise of Indigenous media in Canada, and the institutions of media culture that Indigenous media practitioners have historically engaged and navigated to produce their work. Her current research examines Indigenous film festivals and Indigenous digital media, particularly Indigenous virtual reality and augmented reality.


  • Ph.D, School of Theater, Film, and Television, Cinema and Media Studies,  University of California Los Angeles 2016

Currently Teaching



“Screen Text and Institutional Context: Indigenous Film Production and Academic Research Institutions.” NAIS: 

Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Spring 2017.


“Indigeneity, Institutions of Media Culture, and the Canadian State since 1990.”  Dissertation, University of California,  Los Angeles, 2016.


Indigenous film, television, video, and digital media; historical and contemporary Indigenous social movements; state theory; Indigenous thought and critical theory; national production cultures; broadcasting and communications; transnational Indigenous theory and media; postcolonial media theory; institutional analysis; Canadian state media history and policy.