Department of English

English Department alumnus Alix Shield earns more kudos

January 22, 2021

By Geoff Gilliard

Alix Shield, a 2020 SFU PhD alumnus whose doctoral research sent shockwaves through Canada’s literary community, has won an Emerging Open Scholarship Award from the Canadian Social Knowledge Institute.

During her doctoral studies in the Department of English, Shield focused on Indigenous literature. She won the open scholarship for her contributions to The People and the Text (TPatT) research collective—‑an open-access database of Indigenous writing in northern North America, some of which has never been published. TPatT is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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