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Excerpt: There is a frenetic push to understand and address ecosystem change and biodiversity loss as drivers of pandemic virus emergence. But despite the growth of one health and planetary health concepts over the last few decades, we continue to see a minimisation of structural forces (including settler colonialism, capitalism, and globalisation) in the framing […]

Abstract: This article puts three discourses about resistance and violence, coming from two distinctsettler colonial contexts, in conversation, to highlight a distinctive theory of changeassociated with contemporary Indigenous movements. The first, from South Africa, canbe seen in the writings of Nelson Mandela. It offers a dialectical view of resistance,where the oppressor sets the terms of […]

Abstract: This dissertation examines how settlers came to terms with the landscape and the peoples in the areas in which they were based, from the last third of the nineteenth century to 1945. Focusing on museums and art galleries in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Canada, as well as on the scientists, philanthropists, and […]

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Abstract: My paper evaluates the United States settler colonial framework in relation to Han Taiwanese citizenship, independence, and rights to the island now called Taiwan. I use parallels from the Japanese American occupation of Hawai’i to investigate how white settler colonial logics, such as multiculturalism and the settler-colonial Unconscious, are instilled in East Asian settlers […]

Abstract: Approximately 7000 Scandinavians, Germans, Poles and other continental European settlers arrived in New Zealand from 1871 to 1876 as part of the assisted immigration scheme promoted by politician Julius Vogel. The continental Europeans included many family groups and became a small but significant minority among the Pākehā population of nineteenth century New Zealand. Many […]

Abstract: This article extends critical trends of citizenship studies and the theory of accumulation by dispossession to articulate how settler colonial citizenship is instantiated through the active accrual of land and resources and how the emerging settler colonial citizenship entrenches both structural subjugation and resistance. The article then examines the reformation of the boundaries of […]

Abstract: Using poststructural tools of analysis, this thesis analyzes how Saskatchewan’s grade four social studies curriculum (2010) continues to preserve White settler innocence and normalize Indigenous dispossession despite its intent to be inclusive of Indigenous content and knowledge. Conducted through an anti-colonial lens, this research investigates the notion that provincially mandated moves to include Indigenous […]

Abstract: Across the North American continent, white supremacy is often taken for granted as a foregone conclusion by the late nineteenth century. Recently, however, scholars of the Greater Reconstruction, Indigenous history, Latinx history, U.S.-Mexico Borderlands history, and historians of capitalism have challenged this assumption by deconstructing narratives that portray white European American hegemony as inevitable. […]

Abstract: Care and welcome are central facets of Canadian national mythology. In this paper, I analyze expressions of care in news media coverage of the arrival of Syrian refugees to the city of Winnipeg beginning in 2015. Discussions about who is deserving of care, about what kinds of care should be extended, and about the […]