Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies

Elizabeth (Liz) Brulé

Elizabeth Brule wearing hat and scarf

Tel (613) 533-6000 ext. 79205

Assistant Professor in Gender Studies
(Institutional Ethnographer; Social Organization of Knowledge; Indigenous feminist, anti-racist and anti-colonialist theory and Indigenous feminist politics)




Research summary

My present research focuses on Indigenous decolonization and resurgence practices including Indigenizing post-secondary curriculum, Indigenous youth activism and Missing and Murdered Women, Girls, Trans and Two-spirit persons. Grounded in Indigenous feminist and critical race theory and the social organization of knowledge scholarship, my area of specialization is in the field of comparative sociology in higher education with an analytic focus in critical pedagogical approaches to learning and alternative research methodologies, including Indigenous and anti-racist research methods and Institutional Ethnography. My dissertation involved an institutional ethnographic analysis of the ways in which marginalized student advocacy work intersects with the changing policies and practices of post-secondary neoliberal education reforms.

Recent publications

Refereed Journal Articles

2018. “Casting an Indigenous Feminist Worldview on Gender-Based Violence Prevention Programs,” Special Issue of Studies in Social Justice, “Activist in Academy, Feminists in the Field: In Memoriam Jackie Kirk, 1968-2008.” (Forthcoming).

2018 with Ruth Kolezar-Green. “Cedar, Tea and Stories: Two Indigenous Women Scholars Talk About Indigenizing the Academy.” Special Issue of Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry (CPI), “Spirit and Heart: Indigenous People contest the formal and lived curricula.” (Forthcoming).

2015. “Voices from the Margins: The Regulation of Student Activism in the New Corporate University.” Special Issue of Studies in Social Justice, “Scholar- Activist Terrain in Canada and Ireland II,” 9 (2) 159-175.

Book Chapters

2004. “Going to Market: Neo-Liberalism and the Social Construction of the University Student as an Autonomous Consumer.” In Marilee Reimer (Ed.), Inside Corporate U: Women in the Academy Speak Out. 247-264. Toronto: Sumach Press.