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Lindsay Nixon

Acting Assistant Professor
EducationMA (Concordia University); PhD(c) (McGill University)
Areas of ExpertiseIndigenous digital humanities, Indigenous literature, digital art and new media, internet studies, thing theory, trans theory and history, posthumanisms, museums and digital repatriation, and kinship

Biography: 

Lindsay Nixon is a Toronto-based assistant professor in Ryerson University’s English Department, a SSHRC doctoral scholarship recipient, and a McGill University Art History PhD candidate. They previously held the position of Editor-at-Large for Canadian Art and served as the Arts and Literary Summit programmer for MagNet in 2019 and 2020. Nixon’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. Nixon is the co-founder of gijiit: a curatorial collective that focuses on community-engaged Indigenous art curations, gatherings, and research dealing with themes of gender, sex, and sexuality. They are a REVEAL Indigenous Art Award recipient, and have been awarded national Magazine Awards in the Essay category for “Stories Not Told” and in the Best-Editorial Package category for “#MeToo and the Secrets Indigenous Women Keep.” For their work as lead editor for the summer 2017 issue of Canadian Art, an issue on the theme of “Kinship,” they were also nominated for a National Magazine Award in the “Best Editorial Package” category. Nixon’s writing has appeared in The Walrus, Malahat Review, Room, GUTS, esse, Teen Vogue, CV2/Prairie Fire, The New Inquiry and other publications.

Selected publications: 

Nixon, Lindsay. 2018. “‘i Wonder Where They Went’: Post-Reality Multiplicities and Counter-Resurgent Narratives in Thirza Cuthand’s Lessons in Baby Dyke Theory.” Canadian Theatre Review 175: 47–51

Nixon, Lindsay. 2018. Nîtisânak First ed. Montreal, QC: Metonymy Press.

Nixon, Lindsay. "Toward an Indigenous Relational Aesthetics: Making Native Love, Still." Nickel, Sarah A, and Amanda Fehr, eds. 2020. In Good Relation : History, Gender, and Kinship in Indigenous Feminisms (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: University of Manitoba Press: 195-206).

Nixon, Lindsay. "Visual Cultures of Indigenous Futurism." King, Tiffany Lethabo, Jenell Navarro, and Andrea Smith, eds. 2020. Otherwise Worlds : Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Blackness (Black Outdoors. Durham: Duke University Press: 332-342).