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Allison Hargreaves, PhD(She, Her, Hers)
English, English and Cultural StudiesOther Titles: English
Office: CCS 331
Graduate student supervisor
Indigenous literatures and theory; critical settler colonial studies; place-based approaches to literary and cultural studies; decolonization and reconciliation as discourse and material practice.
Courses & Teaching
ENGL 154 – Indigenous Narrative; ENGL 234/ CULT 250 – Foundations: Indigenous Literature; ENGL 385/ CULT 351 – Settler Studies, Literature, and Culture; ENGL 473/ CULT 450 –Studies in Indigenous Literature and Criticism
ENGL 531A – Place and Power
BA English (Honours), University of Alberta
MA English, University of Alberta
PhD English, University of Western Ontario
Selected Publications & Presentations
“kn k’ək’niyaʔ / I’m listening: Rhetorical Sovereignty and the Composition Classroom.” Violence in the Work of Composition. Eds. Scott Gage and Kristie Fleckenstein. Utah State University Press. Forthcoming.
“Literary Creative Practices as Sites of Redress.” With Michelle Coupal and Svetlana Seibel. Studies in Canadian Literature (46.2, 2021): 5-20.
Violence Against Indigenous Women: Literature, Activism, Resistance. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2017. pp. 281.
“The lake is the people and life that come to it”: Location as Critical Practice.” Learn, Teach, Challenge:
Approaching Indigenous Literatures. Ed. Deanna Reder and Linda M. Morra. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.
“Finding Dawn and Missing Women in Canada: Story-based Methods in Antiviolence Research and Remembrance.” Studies in American Indian Literatures 27.3 (Fall 2015): 82-111.
“Always Beginning: Reconciliation Beyond Inclusion or Loss.” With David Jefferess. The Land We Are: Writers and Artists Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation. Ed. Gabrielle L’Hirondelle Hill and Sophie McCall. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2015. 200-210.
“These Shared Truths: Taking Back Our Spirits and the Literary-Critical Practice of Decolonization.” Canadian Literature Quarterly 214 (Autumn 2012): 94-100.
“‘A Precise Instrument for Seeing’: Remembrance in Burning Vision and the Activist Classroom.” Canadian Theatre Review 147 (Summer 2011): 49-54.
“Compelling Disclosures: Colonial Violence and the Narrative Imperative in Feminist Anti-Violence Discourse and Indigenous Women’s Writing.” Canadian Woman Studies 27.2/3 (2009): 107-113.
“Stories, Teachings, Tips, and Lessons: Engaging Tracey Lindberg and Indigenous Legal Knowledge in Literary Scholarship.” Association for Philosophy and Literature, Biannual Conference. Banff, Alberta. May 28, 2022.
“Gendered Colonial Violence: What Writing Can Do.” Invited Talk. Université de Montréal. May 9, 2019.
“kn k’ək’niyaʔ / I’m listening: Learning Rhetorical Sovereignty for the Composition Classroom.” Indigenous Literary Studies Association. Annual Conference hosted by First Nations University, oskana kâ-asastêki, Treaty 4 Territory, as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Regina. May 29, 2018.
“All that we are is story: A tribute to Richard Wagamese.” British Columbia Teachers of English Language Arts: Annual Provincial Conference. George Elliot Secondary School, Lake Country. October 20, 2017.
“‘A Red Girl’s Reasoning’: An Intellectual History of Resentment from Tekahionwake to Elle-Maija Tailfeathers.” National Women’s Studies Association: Decoloniality. Montreal, Quebec. November 13, 2016.
“Locating the Self: Indigenous Literature and Critical Research Methods.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Annual conference hosted by the College of William and Mary, the National Congress of American Indians, and the National Museum of the American Indian. June 6, 2015.
“Location and Method.” Approaching Indigenous Literatures in the 21st Century. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. February 28, 2014.
“Teaching Difficult Texts: Roundtable on Trauma and Indigenous Literature.” With Michelle Coupal, Jo-Ann Episkenew, and Jonathan Dewar. Approaching Indigenous Literatures in the 21st Century. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. February 28, 2014.
“Resisting Gendered Colonial Violence and Theorizing Social Change in The Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Annual conference hosted by the University of Saskatoon. June 15, 2013.
“Social Suffering and Colonial Violence: The Limits of the Public Inquiry.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Annual conference hosted by the University of California, Davis. Hyatt Regency, Sacramento. May 20, 2011.
“Legislating Remembrance and Redress in the Case of Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association. Annual conference hosted by the University of Arizona. Westin La Paloma, Tucson. May 20, 2010.
“Memorialization’s Challenge in Annie Mae’s Movement.” TransCanada Three, Doctoral Plenary Session. TransCanada Three: Literature, Institutions, Citizenship. Mount Allison University, Sackville. July 18,
Selected Grants & Awards
UBC Killam Research Prize, 2019
ACQL Gabrielle Roy Prize, for best book-length study in Canadian and Quebec literary criticism (English section), for Violence Against Indigenous Women, 2017
Foreword Reviews Indie Awards Silver Medalist in Women’s Studies Non-Fiction, for Violence Against Indigenous Women, 2017