Ms. Megan Scribe
Megan Scribe (Ininiw iskwew, Norway House Cree Nation) is interdisciplinary Indigenous feminist researcher, writer, and educator. Her research establishes connections between violence in the lives of Indigenous girls and settler colonialism. Her most recent publication, Pedagogy of Indifference, explores the ways in which state documents both obscure and reinforce colonial violence through the production of codified narratives.
The assistant professor is the co-author (with Stephanie Latty, Alena Peters, and Anthony Morgan) of Not Enough Human: At the Scenes of Indigenous and Black Dispossession, a publication that draws upon Indigenous feminist theory, Black feminist theory, and critical race theory to examine interlocking systems of oppression that ultimately uphold white settler societies to the detriment of Indigenous, Black, and racialized life in Canada and the U.S.
Scribe received her BA Hons in English literature (2011) and MA in socio-legal studies (2013) from York University. She is now completing her doctoral studies in social justice education at the University of Toronto’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She is the recipient of the Joseph Armand Bombardier Graduate Student Scholarship (2016-2019).
Scribe is a community council member for Aboriginal Legal Service’s community diversion program.
"I chose to work at Ryerson University because I was intrigued by recent initiatives such as the Yellowhead Institute, an Indigenous-led think tank that has already produced thought-provoking work around state violence and its impacts on Indigenous peoples. I knew I would have opportunities to work with amazing Indigenous feminist scholars engaged in community-driven projects. As well, I am looking forward to working closely with students to understand better interlocking systems of power and oppression."