Dr. Keavy Martin

 

Co-investigator - University of Alberta

keavy@ualberta.ca

Keavy Martin is associate professor, Department of English & Film Studies and adjunct professor, Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, Treaty 6 territory. Her first book, Stories in a New Skin: Approaches to Inuit Literature (winner of the 2012 Gabrielle Roy Prize), explores the intersections of Inuit traditional knowledge about ‘literature’ with southern academic reading practices. She is also the co-editor (with Julie Rak and Norma Dunning) of the 2015 edition of Inuit elder Mini Aodla Freeman’s autobiography, Life Among the Qallunaat, which includes material and phrasing restored from the author’s original typescript. Martin is currently the Principal Investigator for a SSHRC-funded collaborative project entitled “Creative Conciliations,” which forwards the potential of Indigenous arts to intervene in conversations about and beyond the problem of ‘reconciliation’ in Canada.