Glen Coulthard

Glen Coulthard (PhD – University of Victoria) is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and an associate professor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science. Glen has written and published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of Indigenous thought and politics, contemporary political theory, and radical social and political thought. He lives in Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories.

Glen’s book, Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (University of Minnesota Press), was released in August 2014 to critical acclaim. His co-edited book, Recognition versus Self-Determination: Dilemmas of Emancipatory Politics, was released in spring 2014 by UBC Press. He and Dr. Dory Nason were also featured contributors to the groundbreaking anthology, The Winter We Danced: Voices from the Past, the Future, and the Idle No More Movement (ARP Books), which was released to great acclaim in March 2014.

FNIS 400 002/003 (6) Practicum/Advanced Research Seminar
The purpose of the research practicum is to give students the opportunity to work on research projects in community settings that address community needs. Community organizations identify areas of need and students will work with an organization to develop projects that address these needs. In conjunction with the work students do for their organization, they will develop a second academic research project, described below, for FNIS, and will also make a public presentation of their work on campus.

~Prerequisite: FNSP 310 and 320, or FNIS 310 and 320 (Students must pass FNSP 320 or FNIS 320 with a B- or higher or request Program approval)
Term 1-2

POLI 441A/547B (3) Interpretation and Criticism in Political Theory
Approaches to political criticism: Critical Theory, Foucauldian genealogy, critical realism, and feminism, including forms of domination, which shape people’s beliefs and self-conceptions. 

~Prerequisite: none
Term 2

Research Interests: contemporary political theory; Indigenous politics and political thought; theories of imperialism and anti-imperialism; Dene history and politics; land-based pedagogies and Indigenous decolonization.

Selected Publications

 

Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
“From ‘Wards of the State’ to Subjects of Recognition?” in Andrea Smith and Audra Simpson (eds.), Theorizing Native Studies (Durham: Duke University Press, 2014)
Book series editor (with Denise Ferreira da Silva, Mark Harris, and Claire Charters), Indigenous Peoples and the Law (New York: Routledge).

Co-edited with Andrée Boisselle, Avigail Eisenberg, and Jeremy Webber. Recognition and Self-Determination. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2014.

“#IdleNoMore in a Historical Context.” The Kino-nda-niimi Collective (eds). The Winter We Danced. Winnipeg: ARP Books, 2014.

“Indigenous Peoples and the Politics of Recognition.” Frances Negron- Muntaner (ed.) Sovereign Acts. Boston: South End Press, 2009. (Revised reprint of “Subjects of Empire” Contemporary Political Theory 6:4, 2007).

“Resisting Culture: Seyla Benhabib’s Deliberative Approach to the Politics of Recognition in Colonial Contexts.” David Kahane, Dominique Leydet, Daniel Weinstock, and Melissa Williams (eds.) Realizing Deliberative Democracy. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2009.

“Beyond Recognition: Indigenous Self-Determination as Prefigurative Practice.” Leanne Simpson (ed.) Lighting the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence, and Protection of Indigenous Nations. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Press, 2008.

“Review: Dale Turner, This is Not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy.” University of Toronto Quarterly (2008).

“Subjects of Empire: Indigenous Peoples and the ‘Politics of Recognition’ in Canada.”  (Feature Article: Theory and Practice) Contemporary Political Theory 6:4, 2007. Winner of the Contemporary Political Theory Prize for Best Article of the Year, 2007.

Co-edited with Gerald Taiaiake Alfred and Deborah Simmons. New Socialist: Special Issue on Indigenous Resurgence. Issue no. 5.