Distinguished Indigenous Faculty Fellow, 2022-2023

June 29, 2022 by Sonja Johnston

The JHI is excited to announce our 2022-23 Distinguished Indigenous Faculty Fellow—Dale Turner. Dale will join us during our Labour theme year.

Dale Turner (Ph.D. Philosophy, McGill University, 1997) is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Centre for Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto.

His research interests include Indigenous politics, contemporary Indigenous intellectual culture, contemporary political theory, and the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is the author of This is not a peace pipe: towards a critical Indigenous philosophy (University of Toronto Press, 2006). Professor Turner publishes on Aboriginal rights in Canada and contemporary Indigenous intellectual culture. Recent articles focus on the role of Indigenous spirituality in contemporary Aboriginal politics. He is a citizen of the Temagami First Nation in northern Ontario.

During his fellowship year, he will be working on a novel, Vision, that draws from Indigenous Studies, political science, and postcolonial theory to tell a pretty interesting story.