Professor Jennifer Adese recently named Canada Research Chair at UofT Mississauga

Professor Jennifer Adese at U of T Mississauga was recently named a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Métis Women, Politics, and Community, as featured in an article published in University of Toronto Mississauga news. In this article, Adese expresses her excitement for this opportunity to develop more research of Métis women’s experiences in Métis activism. Her own experiences from her Albertan Métis culture and previous research in contemporary Métis studies have shaped her interests in this field of study.

Jennifer Adese is an Associate Professor in the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Department of Sociology. Her research interests include the broader field of Indigenous Studies, as well as Métis Studies, Cultural Studies, Visual Sociology, and Critical Race Theory.

We’ve included an excerpt of the article below. Read more about Professor Adese here, or hear more in her interview on the View to the U: An eye on UTM Research podcast here.

Newly named Canada Research Chair at UofT Mississauga

By Carla DeMarco
Weds., Dec. 16, 2020

Professor Jennifer Adese has been named a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Métis Women, Politics, and Community, and with this designation will focus her efforts on the impacts of colonization, sexism, and racism on Métis Women.

“This CRC project will allow me to advance Indigenous research more broadly, but also to pursue a vital, yet relatively underexamined area within Métis Studies research,” says Adese.

“It’s a very exciting opportunity to work to push the conversation in the area of Indigenous peoples’ political organizing even further and will generate new research in the scholarly understandings of Métis women’s responses to colonization via political mobilization, and Métis women’s experiences in the context of the wider landscape of Métis activism.”

Read the full article here…