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Michael Luoma

Post-Doctoral Fellow


PhD (Queen's); MA (Queen's), BAH (University of Toronto)

Political Studies

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Brief Biography

Michael Luoma is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Studies and with the Centre for the Study of Democracy and Diversity (CSDD). He completed an Honours BA in Philosophy at the University of Toronto, an MA in Philosophy: Political and Legal Thought at Queen’s University, and a PhD in Philosophy, also at Queen's.  

Research Interests

Michael’s research is centered in theories of territorial rights, political authority, and collective self-determination. Within that domain, and in dialogue with Indigenous political philosophy, Michael’s doctoral project examined the conditions for legitimate treaty negotiation processes and just territorial rights arrangements on Turtle Island. In addition to this work, he is interested in the philosophy of migration and the ethics of political action. Michael is a settler, born and raised in Orillia, Ontario, on Chippewa territory (Crown Treaty 16, Chippewa Williams Treaty).