Fellows and Scholars

Julia Lewandoski

Julia Lewandoski is a Ph.D. candidate in History with a Designated Emphasis in Science and Technology Studies. Her doctoral work brings together indigenous, legal, and scientific history to study land tenure regimes across contested imperial and indigenous territories in eighteenth and nineteenth century North America. Her dissertation compares the impact of imperial transitions on indigenous...

Kimberly Richards

Kimberly Richards, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley Performance Studies, is conducting fieldwork for her dissertation, "Performance in the Landscape of Petroculture: Rethinking Land Ownership, First Nations Activism, and Imperialism in Canada" in Alberta this summer. Her dissertation examines the long history of land claims in Western Canada, and their performed and performative dimensions since...

Deena Rymhs
Deena Rymhs

Deena Rymhs is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Rymhs's research on Indigenous writing focuses on issues of mobility and spatial politics. She is author of From the Iron House: Imprisonment in First Nations Writing (2008), and she is currently completing a second book,Directing Traffic:...

Caitlin Tom

Caitlin Tom is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science, focusing on contemporary political theory, the history of political thought, and public law & jurisprudence. Her dissertation, "Self-Definition and Identity in the Politics of Recognition" (working title), examines the politics of recognition and asks what modes of recognition of difference best support individual...