Deanna Reder

Associate Professor


  • MA (York University)
  • PhD (UBC)


Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis) is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Indigenous Studies and English at Simon Fraser University. She is the current Chair of Indigenous Studies (2017-2022), and the past Director of the Masters of Arts for Teachers of English (MATE) program (2016-2018). Her research is on the neglected Indigenous literary archive, initially funded by SSHRC in a project called "The People and the Text: Indigenous Writing in Northern North America up to 1992" (see She recently helped found the Indigenous Editors Association (see ). Also, she currently she is co-chair, with Drs. Sophie McCall and Sarah Henzi, of the Indigenous Voices Awards (see In 2020, she co-edited with Dr. Sophie McCall, the 50th anniversary issue of Ariel: A Review of International English Literature. In fall 2018, she was inducted into the College of New Scholars, Artist, & Scientists in the Royal Society of Canada.


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.