Jas Morgan is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux researcher, curator, editor, writer, SSHRC doctoral scholarship recipient, and McGill University Art History Ph.D. candidate.
Morgan’s first book nîtisânak (Metonymy Press, 2018) won the prestigious 2019 Dayne Ogilive Prize and a 2019 Quebec Writer’s Federation first book prize, and has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and an Indigenous Voices Literary Award. Morgan has received several National Magazine Award nominations. Namely, they were nominated as the lead editor for the summer 2017 issue of Canadian Art in the “Best Editorial Package” category—an issue on the theme of “Kinship.”
They currently hold the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art and served as the Arts and Lit Summit curator for MagNet in 2019 and 2020. Their writing has appeared in The Walrus, Malahat Review, Room, GUTS, Teen Vogue, CV2/Prairie Fire, The New Inquiry and other publications.
"I came to Ryerson because I wanted to be immersed in an activated urban community to continue my work with Indigenous queer and trans digital creators and makers. And the location, ethos, and faculty of Ryerson's downtown campus truly makes it Toronto's most accessible and community-engaged campus.
I am grateful to be a part of an institution that sees community-engaged work such as curation and journalism to be a valuable space for knowledge production in Indigenous Studies."