Supervision in the 21st Century Speak Series

A Conversation with Jordan Abel

Thursday, January 14, 2021
4:00 PM (PST)
Location: Online (Zoom)

A Conversation with Jordan Abel

SFU Student Experience Initiative presents a conversation with Nisga’a writer and scholar from Vancouver, Dr. Jordan Abel, Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Dr. Abel is the author of Injun, the Place of Scraps, Un/Inhabited and received his PhD from SFU in 2019. He will be joined by Dr. Deanna Reder to share his experiences as a graduate student and researcher. Dr. Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis) is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Indigenous Studies and the Department of English at Simon Fraser University.

About Jordan Abel
Dr. Jordan Abel is a renowned scholar and author who has won numerous awards for his poetry, including Injun, The Place of Scraps, and Un/Inhabited. His work has appeared in Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, and Poetry Is Dead. His visual poetry has been featured in exhibitions at the Polygon Gallery, UNITT/PITT Gallery, and the Oslo Pilot Project Room in Oslo, Norway. His latest project, NISHGA, (from McClelland & Stewart in 2020) is an autobiographical work that addresses the complexities of contemporary Indigenous experience and the intergenerational impact of the residential school system.

About the Supervision in the 21st Century Speaker Series
Hosted by Dr. Jeff Derksen, SFU’s Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and Dr. Roxanne Panchasi, Associate Dean – Academic, this lecture series provides a space for graduate students to learn and think with scholars from across the disciplines. Focused on the reimagining of graduate supervision in the 21st century, the series is sponsored by the SFU Student Experience Initiative.

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