Deanna Reder

Associate Professor

Biography

Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis) is Associate Professor in the Departments of First Nations Studies and English at Simon Fraser University, where she teaches courses in Indigenous popular fiction and Canadian Indigenous literatures, especially autobiography. 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 is a founding member of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) and served on the ILSA council from 2015-2018 (see indigenousliterarystudies.org); currently she is co-chair, with Dr. Sam McKegney from Queen’s University, of the Indigenous Voices Awards. (see indigenousvoicesawards.org) She also is the Series Editor for the Indigenous Studies Series at Wilfrid Laurier University Press. See deannareder.com for more information.

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