Madeline Whetung comes to Ryerson from the University of British Columbia, where she is currently completing a PhD in Geography under the supervision of Dr. Sarah Hunt.
She is of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg and Scottish descent and a member of Curve Lake First Nation. Whetung’s interdisciplinary research emerges out of her background as a frontline anti-violence educator and advocate as well as land-based practice and revolves around questions of decolonization, gender, race, law, and violence. Her SSHRC-funded dissertation work is focussed on drawing together grounded knowledge and practice surrounding accountability for violence and harm across multi-scalar, intercultural, and interethnic queer relationships within the contemporary layered geography of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg territory.
“I am looking forward to joining the growing cohort of brilliant Indigenous scholars at Ryerson and to this wonderful opportunity to continue my work and research within shared Michi Saagiig territory.”