Indigenous killjoys negotiating the labyrinth of dis/mistrust

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Indigenous scholars often feel like they have to do better and be better to fit in the academy. The sense of being an imposer is an emotion that is familiar to many. Indigenous women particularly become very accustomed to the gendered and racialized codes of academia. Raising the issue positions Indigenous women as killjoys – always demanding more than they are entitled. Indigenous scholars bring a lot to the academy and can draw on millennia of Indigenous knowledge as they negotiate a labyrinth of dis/mistrust in the system. Despite this, they will prevail as scholars of substance and worth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical reflections and politics on advancing women in the academy
EditorsTaima Moeke-Pickering, Sheila Cote-Meek, Ann Pegoraro
Place of PublicationHershey, USA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781799836209
ISBN (Print)9781799836186, 9781799836193
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Religious and Cultural Studies (ARCS)
PublisherIGI Global
ISSN (Print)2475-675X
ISSN (Electronic)2475-6768


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