Canada Seminar (via Zoom)


Monday, March 22, 2021, 12:00pm to 2:00pm


Online Only

"Rethinking Citizenship in the Anthropocene"

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"Anticolonial Critiques of the Anthropocene"

Jaskiran Dhillon, Associate Professor of Global Studies and Anthropology, The New School.

"Indigenous Pathways to Alternative Relational Futures"

Michelle Daigle, Assistant Professor, Centre for Indigenous Studies; Department of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto.

"Indigenous Plant Kinship in the Canadian Oil Sands"

Janelle Baker, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, Athabasca University.


Christina ShiversGraduate Student Affiliate; Graduate Research Fellow, Canada Program. PhD Candidate, Department of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design.


Helen Clayton

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Elke WinterWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, Canada Program; Affiliate, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Comparative Inequality and Inclusion. Professor of Sociology, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa.

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This panel explores the relationship between the ecology and membership in the polis. Modern citizenship prescribes a bundle of rights and duties, active participation in self-governance, as well as identity and belonging; it is usually tied to a nation-state. In the Anthropocene, humans and human activity have become major geophysical force with lasting impacts on climate and the environment. These impacts force us to destabilize taken-for-granted divisions not only between societies, but also between “humans” and “non-humans”, as well as between “nature” and “culture” more generally. How then do nature-society interactions in the Anthropocene challenge the meanings and boundaries of citizenship? What can we learn from Indigenous knowledge and scholarship on these issues?

Speaker Bios:

Jaskiran Dhillon is an anti-colonial scholar and organizer who grew up on Treaty Six Cree Territory in Saskatchewan, Canada, and is an associate professor of global studies and anthropology at The New School and president of The New School's AAUP Chapter.

Michelle Daigle is Mushkegowuk (Cree), a member of Constance Lake First Nation in Treaty 9, and of French ancestry, and an Assistant Professor in the Centre for Indigenous Studies and the Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Toronto.

Janelle Baker (Métis ancestry), Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Athabasca University, northern Alberta, Canada.