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 210 001 (3) Indigenous Politics and Self-Determination
The cultural, historical, political, economic, and gender dynamics that structure the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the state in Canada; Indigenous self-determination struggles in relation to constitutional recognition, self-government, land claims, and economic development. If you have any questions, feel free to email Dr. Glen Coulthard at glen.coulthard@ubc.ca.

~Prerequisite: none (FNIS 100 is recommended)
Term 2

 

FNIS 452 101 (3) Indigenous Social Movements
This course will examine settler-colonization and decolonization through an intersectional lens that foregrounds the ways in which Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities have sought to theorize and overcome the legacy of dispossession, displacement, slavery and genocide through a diversity of critical frameworks and intellectual traditions.

~Prerequisite: One of FNIS 100, FNSP 200, FNIS 210, FNSP 210, FNIS 220, FNSP 220 or instructor permission.
Term 2

 

FNIS 533H 101 (3) Indigenous Social Movements – Graduate Seminar
If you are a graduate student who is interested in taking this course, follow our standard graduate registration instructions here: https://fnis.arts.ubc.ca/graduate-courses/

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.