Cultivating Indigenous Studies: Evolution and Next Steps

Sponsored by Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Recorded on 07/27/2022
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 268

Autobiography as Indigenous Intellectual Tradition book cover

Throughout this series, Deanna Reder, Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies and English at Simon Fraser University, has discussed her many contributions to the growing field of Indigenous Studies: her latest book, Autobiography as Indigenous Intellectual Tradition, her time as Series Editor for the Indigenous Series at Wilfrid Laurier University Press, and her work for organizations like the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA), the Indigenous Editors Association, and the Indigenous Voices Awards.

In this final episode, Deanna looks forward, digging into the evolution of the discipline and next steps for the future. She describes the vitality and impact of the current generation of Indigenous authors, and plans to expand the archive of Indigenous writing, The People and the Text. Last, she closes with how far Indigenous Studies has come in the past decade, and, crucially, how far it still needs to go to better serve the scholarship, students, and Indigenous communities.

Deanna Reder headshot

About the guest:

Deanna Reder
Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies and English
Simon Fraser University

Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis) is Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies and English at Simon Fraser University. Her research project, The People and the Text, focuses on the understudied archive of Indigenous literary work in Canada, and she has co-edited several anthologies in Indigenous literary studies.

Enjoy the conversation? Listen to the rest of the series:

Check out our previous series with Wilfrid Laurier University Press:
– Michelle Porter and the Métis Way
– Looking at Community Music
– The Making of DisPlace
– Prison Life Writing
– The Queer Evangelist

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