Armand Garnet Ruffo
Photo courtesy of Pearl Pirie

Armand Garnet Ruffo

MA Windsor

Contact Information

Office: Watson 535
Office Hours:
Extension: 74425

Research Interests

Aboriginal cultures and literatures, Canadian literature, creative writing.

Recent Publications

  • The Thunderbird Poems (Harbour Publishing, 2015).
  • Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into Thunderbird (Douglas & McIntyre, 2014).
  • Editor, with Heather Macfarlane, An Introduction to Native Criticism (Broadview Press, forthcoming).
  • Editor, with Daniel David Moses and Terry Goldie, An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English, 4th ed. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).


Armand Garnet Ruffo is a creative writer and Queen's National Scholar in Indigenous Literatures and Languages. A member of the Sagamok Ojibway and Chapleau Cree Fox Lake First Nation, Armand is a respected scholar whose work has been instrumental in establishing Aboriginal Literary Studies in Canada. His creative work has been recognized by a wide array of honours and awards: his volume of poetry At Geronimo’s Grave won the Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry in 2001 and selections from it won the Canadian Author’s Poetry Prize. His film A Windigo Tale garnered multiple prizes in 2010 including Best Picture at the 35th Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco and the Best Feature film at the Dreamspeaker Film Festival in Edmonton.

Armand is the editor of the anthology (Ad)dressing Our Words: Aboriginal Perspectives on Aboriginal Literatures (2001), recognized as a foundational text essential to the contemporary theorization of Indigenous Literatures. His most recent projects extend this work: he has joined the editorial team of An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature (with Terry Goldie and Daniel David Moses, and published by the prestigious Oxford University Press) and has compiled An Introduction to Native Criticism (co-edited with Heather Macfarlane) which is forthcoming with Broadview Press.

Armand is cross-appointed to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Culture and to the Department of Drama.