SFU Professor Deanna Reder wins Dr. Ambedkar Arts & Literature Award

February 25, 2022
From left to right: Award funder Santosh Bhatti, Chetna Association General Secretary Jai Birdi, Former BC premier Ujjal Dosanjh, Deanna Reder, and SFU VP-External Joanne Curry. Photo Credit: Aziz Ladha Photography

Deanna Reder, Associate Professor in the Departments of English and Indigenous Studies, has received the Chetna Association of Canada’s 2021 Dr. Ambedkar Arts & Literature Award.

“I was incredibly honoured to receive this award from the Chetna Association,” says Professor Reder. “They do amazing work. To think, that among their list of prizes they decided that an award for arts and literature was important. Most people don’t see literary study as being on the cutting edge of changing the world, but we who do it know it is.”