Dr Erica Neeganagwedgin

Assistant Professor

Profile

Erica Neeganagwedgin PhD (Taino) is an Assistant Professor in Critical policy, Equity and Leadership Studies at Western University’s Faculty of Education. She graduated from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto where she earned a Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Indigenous Education and a PhD in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education. Her areas of teaching and research interests include Indigenous knowledge systems and Intellectual Traditions; Aboriginal epistemologies; Indigenous history and educational policies; history of Indigenous Education in North American contexts, identity and comparative historical race/cultural relations in the North American context. Erica has taught and engaged in curriculum design and program development at a number of higher education institutions in Canada and has worked extensively within communities.

Expertise Areas

Recent Publications

Neeganagwedgin. E. (2015). Taino Identity, Oral History and Stories of Reclamation in Contemporary Contexts AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

Neeganagwedgin, E. (April 2014)They cant beat our ancestors out of us:” A historical account of Canada’s residential school system, incarceration, institutionalized policies and legislations against Indigenous peoples. The Association for Canadian Studies, Canadian Issues

Wane, N. & Neeganagwedgin E. (November 2013) Introduction in(eds) Wane, N. and Neegan, E. Indigenous Traditional Healing Approaches and Research Practices; Toronto: Nsemia Publishing.

Neeganagwedgin E. and S. Mungari  (November 2013) Healing Practices of Kenyan Traditional Healers: A Dialogue/Interview in (eds) Wane, N. and Neegan, E. Indigenous Traditional Healing Approaches and Research Practices; Toronto: Nsemia Publishing.

Neeganagwedgin. E. (December 2013). Ancestral Knowledges, Spirituality and Indigenous Narratives as Self-determination. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. Vol. 9 #4.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (March 2012)“Chattling the Indigenous Other”: A Historical Examination of the Enslavement of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Vol. 8, no.1.  AlterNative, An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (June 2011). A critical review of Aboriginal Education in Canada: Eurocentric dominance impact and everyday denial International Journal ofInclusive Education. Volume 15:1.

Teaching and Supervision

Indigeneity and Decolonizing Research  (MA & PhD) GRADEDUC 9204

Doing Educational Research, 9454 (Aboriginal Education)