- Ph.D. , Department of English, University of British Columbia, 2007. Dissertation: Âcimisowin as Theoretical Practice: Autobiography as Indigenous Intellectual Tradition in Canada
- M.A. Department of English, York University, 1994
Cree-Métis scholar Deanna Reder served as INDG Department Chair from 2017 to 2022 and is now on admin leave and sabbatical. Her monograph, Autobiography as Indigenous Intellectual Tradition, was released in May 2022.
Currently she is co-chair, with Dr. Sophie McCall, of the Indigenous Voices Awards (see indigenousvoicesawards.org). In Fall 2018 she was inducted into the College of New Scholars, Artist, & Scientists in the Royal Society of Canada.