Research Assistants (Current)

Alix Shield
PhD Candidate, SFU
                    
Dept. of English
ashield@sfu.ca

www.alixshield.com

Alix is a settler scholar and PhD candidate in the Dept. of English at SFU. Her research uses contemporary digital humanities methods to analyze collaboratively-authored twentieth- and twenty-first-century Indigenous literatures in Canada. Alix has digitized many of the E. Pauline Johnson archival documents in our collection, and is also responsible for the development and maintenance of our project's Drupal multisite.

 

Treena Chambers (Métis)
Undergraduate Student, SFU

Dept. of International Studies
treenac@sfu.ca

Treena is an International Studies student at SFU, and brings her experience as a mature student and her Métis background into her studies of nationhood and identity. Treena’s past experience as a co-curator and organizer of the Robson Reading Series and work in the bookselling industry helps to inform her varied contributions to The People and the Text. She has also worked on the categorization/digitization of archival materials that appear on our website.

 

Kimberley John (Coast Salish)
Undergraduate Student, SFU

Dept. of Health Sciences
kimberley_john_2@sfu.ca

Kimberley is an undergraduate student at SFU, where she is studying Health Sciences and First Nations Studies. Kimberley has worked on compiling information for the biographies of featured authors on The People and the Text website.

 

 

Alison Wick
Undergraduate Student, SFU

Dept. of First Nations Studies
wickalison@gmail.com

Alison is a third year First Nations Studies student at SFU. She has researched featured authors and written biographies for The People and the Text website.

 

 

 

Matthew Provost (Siksikaitsitapi/Blackfoot)
Undergraduate Student, SFU

Dept. of Communications
matthew_provost@sfu.ca

Matthew is Siksikaitsitapi (Blackfoot) from the Piikani nation, and he is studying Communications with a minor in First Nation Studies at SFU. Matthew is digitizing manuscripts and transcribing literature from Indigenous authors for The People and the Text project.

 

 

Madeleine Reddon (Métis)
PhD Candidate, UBC

Dept. of English
madreddon@gmail.com

Madeleine is a PhD Candidate at the University of British Columbia, and recipient of the CGS doctoral Joseph-Armand Bombardier scholarship. Her research interests include global avant-garde and modernist literatures and critical nationalisms. She transcribes texts for the People and the Text and researches select materials from their archive.

 

 

Jakob Knudsen (Métis, Interior Salish, Dakelh)
Undergraduate Student, SFU

Dept. of First Nations Studies
jknudsen@sfu.ca

Jakob is a First Nations Studies student at SFU. He has contributed art and writing to 221a, the Polyanna Library, and IAM. Jakob is transcribing archival works for The People and The Text.

 

 

Lara Estlin
Undergraduate Student, SFU

Dept. of English
lestlin@sfu.ca

Lara is studying English and Humanities at SFU. She is in the process of completing her Honours project on Indigenous authors William Apess (Pequot) and George Copway (Ojibwe), and has also been working as a research assistant for The People and the Text.

 

 

 

Alix Shield
Treena Chambers
Kimberley John
Alison Wick
Matthew Provost
Madeleine Reddon