Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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New Queen's National Scholar

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of Global Development are excited to announce that Dr. Celeste Pedri- Spade will be joining our Departments as of 1 July 2020 as Queen's National Scholar in Indigenous Studies.

Dr. Celeste Pedri-Spade is an Anishinabekwe from northwestern Ontario (Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation). She is a member of the Bear Clan and embraces a number of roles and responsibilities as a mother, wife, educator, and artist. She identifies as a “mark maker” whose work is grounded in her relationships with family, community, land, and spirituality.

She received her PhD in Visual Anthropology at the University of Victoria and currently holds a tenured position in the School of Northern and Community Studies at Laurentian University where she taught undergraduate and graduate courses on Indigenous art, Indigenous worldviews, Indigenous photography, Indigenous qualitative research, visual and material culture, and colonialism/decolonization.  She has exhibited artwork in regional and national galleries in Canada and the USA. Her primary interest is the role of Indigenous art in decolonization, including processes of remembrance, resistance, and survivance.

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