Doctorate of Philosophy: Canadian Studies; Specialization in Political Economy
In Progress (Year 2: Comprehensive Exams)
My PhD marks a shift in my research focus. Having moved away from my exploration of the white saviour trope for the time being, I now am researching tensions between Indigenous and Canadian legal orders and Crown treaty responsibilities under the advice and guidance of some of the leading Indigenous legal scholars in Canada. This research is specifically focused on Anishinaabe law and governance resurgence taking place during Restoule v. Canada (Attorney General) (2018). I aim to begin the community based potion of research in Fall/early Winter 2022, which will become the core of my dissertation.
Associated certificates: Kinàmàgawin Indigenous Learning Certificate (Finished April 2022)
Master of Arts: Digital Innovations in Journalism
Continuing on from a supervised research project during my previous program, I advanced my research on the white saviour trope in Canadian newspapers. My thesis Towards Reconciliation: The White Saviour Trope in Canadian Newspaper coverage of Grassy Narrows First Nation between 1977 and 2019 is now available.
Graduate Diploma Program: Journalism
In one year I learned the practical skills and theories that I need to be an effective journalist in a high paced industry. During this course I produce several articles that were published in the Link Newspaper and the North Bay Nugget.
Bachelor of Arts: English major
I studied post-colonial literature, Canadian literature, literary analysis, and creative writing. I also studied philosophy, ethics, and psychology (particularly in reference to the psychology of mass media).