Faculty

Glen Coulthard is Yellowknives Dene and an associate professor in the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Departments of Political Science at the University of British Columbia.

David Gaertner is a settler scholar of German descent. He specializes in new media and critical technology studies. He is an Associate Editor of BC Studies and a Green College Leading Scholar. His most recent book, The Theatre of Regret: Troubling Reconciliation in Canada, is forthcoming from UBC Press in 2020.

Sarah Hunt is Kwagiulth (Kwakwaka’wakw) from Tsaxis, and has spent most of her life as a guest in Lkwungen territories.  Her scholarship in Indigenous and legal geographies critically takes up questions of violence, justice, self-determination and resurgence.

Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born citizen of the Cherokee Nation/ᏣᎳᎩᎯ ᎠᏰᎵ. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture at UBC, and is a specialist in Indigenous literary studies. His most recent book is Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (2018). Daniel’s scholarly and creative work focuses on questions of other-than-human kinship, Indigenous belonging, and imaginative sovereignty.

Linc Kesler (PhD – University of Toronto) has been with First Nations and Indigenous Studies since 2003 when he came to UBC as the first Chair of the program. He has designed and up until recently, taught FNIS 310, 320 and 400. Linc is currently on leave.

Sheryl Lightfoot is Anishinaabe, a citizen of the Lake Superior Band of Ojibwe, enrolled at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community in Baraga, Michigan. She is Canada Research Chair in Global Indigenous Rights & Politics. Recently she was appointed the Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Affairs in the First Nations House of Learning. Specializing in Indigenous politics, especially on the global level, Sheryl holds a joint position with the Department of Political Science.

Dory Nason joined the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program in August 2008. Dory comes by way of the University of California’s Ethnic Studies Department at Berkeley. Specializing in Indigenous feminism and literature, Dory holds a joint position with the UBC Department of English.