Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Natasha Stirrett

Teaching Fellow

Research Interests: Indigenous Studies, Cultural Revitalization and Social Change, Critical Indigenous Theory, Indigenous and State Relations, Critical Prison Studies, Transracial Adoption, Oral History

E-mail: NS62@queensu.ca
Phone: 315-704-9674
Office: Mac Corry B-128
Office hours: Wednesdays 10:30 – 12:00

Education

PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies, Queens University
M.A. in Gender Studies, Queens University
B.A. (Hons) in Sociology, Queens University
Advanced Diploma in Behavioural Science Technology, St. Lawrence College

About

Natasha Stirrett is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies here at Queens University. Her research focuses on the Sixties Scoop which considers the relationship between indigenous peoples, social movements and the nation state. Her research interests include Indigenous Studies, Critical Prison Studies, Gender Studies, Critical Race Studies, Cultural Revitalization and Social Change, Critical Indigenous Theory, Indigenous and State Relations, Transracial Adoption, Oral History Methodologies and Archival Research.

As she reflect upon her teaching, it is clear her pedagogical stance has been greatly influenced by indigenous worldviews and grounded within principles of relationality. Moreover, her teaching approach is heavily influenced by her  mentors from both traditional community and academic backgrounds. In her teaching, Prof. Stirrett emphasizes the need to approach learning from a self-reflective and critical lens. She encourages students to take risks in their learning and challenge themselves to become self-directed and confident learners in the classroom. She encourages her students to develop their unique voice in writing and learning. 

Teaching

INDG 301: Indigenous Ways of Knowing:  Indigenous Activism and Grassroots Movements (Winter 2019)