Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Patricia Siniikwe Pajunen

Pronouns: they/them/their


Research Interests: Anishinaabe philosophy, social/political/institutional philosophy, epistemic injustice, social/political/institutional injustice, memes, meme culture as valid discourse.

Office: Kingston Hall 404
Office hours: Tuesdays 3:30 to 4:30


Ph. D. in Philosophy, University of Guelph, ABD.
M. A. in Philosophy, Carleton University, 2016.
H. B. A. in Philosophy, Lakehead University, 2014.


Patricia Siniikwe Pajunen is a Pre-Doctoral Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year. They are a classically trained philosopher and have taken gentle steps into wondering what an Anishinaabe Philosophy would be. Their main research is developing a just and Indigenous-centred method of inclusion that can be adapted when organizations, corporations, institutions, and other groups create Indigenous inclusion plans (or decolonization/indigenization plans). Patricia is also interested in social, political, and institutional justice movements, in particular how memes are being used as an act of resistance as well as acting like wedges opening spaces into social, political, and institutional discourse.


INDG 301 003: Anishinaabe Philosophy and Thinking Critically About Current Events.