Dr. Deanna RederAssociate Professor and Chair, First Nations Studies, Simon Fraser University

Dr. Reder’s research focuses on Indigenous literature and literary history. A Cree-Métis scholar, she is a founding member of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA), co-chair of the Indigenous Voices Awards, and the Editor for the Indigenous Studies Series at Wilfrid Laurier University Press. Dr. Reder was the winner of the 2013 Canadian Literature Essay Prize for “Thinking Together: A Forum on Jo-Ann Episkenew’s Taking Back Our Spirits: Indigenous Literature, Public Policy and Healing.” Dr. Reder is the author of Honouring the Strength of Indian Women: Plays, Stories, Poetry (2019) and Learn, Teach, Challenge: Approaching Indigenous Literatures (2016); co-author of Troubling Tricksters: Revisioning Critical Conversations (2010); and co-editor of Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island (2017). In 2018, Dr. Reder was inducted into the College of New Scholars, Artist, and Scientists in the Royal Society of Canada.