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Oct 16
18:00 - 19:30
Making Indigenous Studies Critical, at the heart of empire: intellectual, institutional and ethical considerations, Chris Andersen (U. of Alberta)

Making Indigenous Studies Critical, at the heart of empire: intellectual, institutional and ethical considerations

Chris Andersen, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Native Studies, U of Alberta. 

"What would an ethical Indigenous studies unit look like in the absence of sustained connections to local Indigenous communities? In this talk, I will lay out the importance of Indigenous studies units to the discipline in two contexts - institutional and intellectual - with an eye for thinking through the complexities of engaging in Indigenous Studies in locales without an Indigenous presence. What responsibilities accrue, more specifically, from doing Indigenous studies at the heart of empire but at the periphery of the Indigenous world, and what can this teach us about how to practice good allyship in this ethical space?"

Chris Andersen received his PhD in 2005 from the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta and became a faculty member of the Faculty of Native Studies in 2000. In 2014, he was awarded Full Professorship. He isthe former Director of the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research and is currently the Dean of the Faculty. Dr. Andersen is the author of two books including, with Maggie Walter, Indigenous Statistics: A Quantitative Indigenous Methodology (Left Coast Press, 2013) and "Métis": Race, Recognition and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood (UBC Press, 2014). In 2015, the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association awarded "Métis" the "2014 Prize for Best Subsequent Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies" and in 2016, it was shortlisted for the 2015 Canada Prize. With Jean O'Brien, he also co-edited the recently published Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies(Taylor & Francis, 2017). Andersen was a founding member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association Executive Council, is a member of Statistics Canada's Advisory Committee on Social Conditions and is editor of the journal aboriginal policy studies.  He was recently named as a Member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. 

Co-sponsored by the Postcolonial Seminar Series and the Centre for American Studies

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GLT3,
Grimond Building,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NZ
United Kingdom
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