Kerrie Charnley

Assistant Professor of Teaching

English and Cultural Studies
Email: kerrie.charnley@ubc.ca


Research Summary

Indigenous Epistemologies, Indigenous Literacies, Indigenous Land/Ocean-Based Pedagogies and Praxis, Indigenous Storywork, Indigenous Literatures, Indigenous Oral Traditions, Indigenous Languages, Coast/Salish Epistemologies, Multimodal Literacies, Cognitive Maps and Geography, Rhetoric, Discourse Analysis, A/r/tography and Arts-Based Research, Writing Education, Autoethnography and Memoir, Mixed Genre Writing, Critical and Transformative Literacy Education.

Courses & Teaching

English 009: Preparation for University Writing; English 114: Studies in Composition: Aboriginal Perspectives in the spring.

Biography

Dr. Kerrie Charnley has a PhD in Language and Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia. She is Coast Salish from Katzie First Nation and over the past 15 years has taught courses in Indigenous Education, Literature, and Health at UBC, SFU, and the Institute for Indigenous Governance.

Degrees

Ph.D. Education, The University of British Columbia; M.A. English, Simon Fraser University; B.A. English, Simon Fraser University

Selected Publications & Presentations

Charnley, K. (2019). Embodying Indigenous Coast Salish Education: Travelling With Xé:ls The Sister, Mapping Katzie/Q’iċəy’ Stories And Pedagogies. Ph.D. Dissertation. CIRCLE. The University of British Columbia.

Charnley, K. (2014). “Can a marriage between Indigenous pedagogy and A/r/tography produce new visions for educational success as resurgence?” Presentation. World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education (WIPCE). Honolulu, Hawaii.

Charnley, K., McLean, S. and Rolston, K. (2009) “Walking the Talk: Transforming University and Aboriginal Communities through Blended Learning.” CAUCE 2009 Conference Proceedings.

Charnley, K. (2008). “Our Stories are Our Sacred Ground, Our Language is the Air We Breath. Toward a Halq’emeylem- based literary aesthetic.” Salish and Other Languages Conference Proceedings. UBC Press.

Charnley, K. (2005). “Re- visioning the Tower of Babel: Language Evolution Through Translation.” READ Graduate Conference. Simon Fraser University.

Charnley, K. (1995, 2012). “New Ways of Looking at Power.” Dancing on John Wayne’s Head Aboriginal Resistance Dub Music. Coiner of the title of this fourth track of the album, and one of the women of colour speakers on this spoken word recording mixed with music. CD and Digital Recording.

Charnley, K. (1991). A Review of Lee Maracle’s Sojourner’s Truth and Other Stories”. Gatherings: The En’owkin Journal of First North American Peoples. Volume II. En’owkin Centre and Theytus Books.

Charnley, K. (1991). “Concepts of Anger, Identity, Power and Vision in the Writings of First Nations Women.” Paper. Directed Studies Research Project in Women’s Studies. Supervisor: Daphne Marlatt, Canadian poet. Fireweed Feminist Quarterly.

Also in featured in The En’owkin Journal of First North American Peoples. Volume I. En’owkin Centre and Theytus Books. 1990.

Required reading in Women’s Studies and First Nations Studies, Langara College (ABST 100); University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria (WS 200). 1990s.

Charnley, K. and Young-Ing, G. (1990). “Journey, An Ancestral Love Poem.” Gatherings The En’owkin Journal of First North American Peoples. Volume I. En’owkin Centre and Theytus Books. Also, performed at the Vancouver International Writers’ Festival.

Charnley, K. (1987). “Interview with Mohawk Writer Beth Brant: Setting Truth Ablaze.” Kinesis: Women’s Newspaper.

Selected Grants & Awards

New Relationship Trust Award

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA)

 

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