Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair
Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Arts and Science
Dr. Dylan Robinson’s research expertise includes Indigenous music and sound studies, Indigenous art (particularly Indigenous public art), and critical-creative forms of writing. Each of these areas is reflected in his book Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies published in 2020 with University of Minnesota Press (Hungry Listening). His previous publications include the edited collections Music and Modernity among First Peoples of North America (2019) co-edited with Victoria Levine, and Arts of Engagement: Taking Aesthetic Action in and Beyond the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2016), co-edited with Keavy Martin. With Candice Hopkins, he is the curator of the internationally touring exhibition, Soundings. Dr. Robinson’s current work focuses on the life of Indigenous song and artistic forms of repatriation. This work is situated in the context of the museum as a space of incarceration, where Indigenous ancestors reside on display or “in storage”, and seeks to understand how artistic processes and interventions within this space offer strategies for reconnection between kin and forms of freedom.