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My research has been primarily about the health and well-being of Indigenous families in Canada, and includes publishing in the following areas: Indigenous health and social well-being; gender and Indigenous peoples; Indigenous masculinities; Indigenous feminisms; Indigenous identity; Indigenous youth; Indigenous traditional knowledge; Indigenous environmental knowledge; and urban Indigenous peoples. I employ Indigenous and qualitative methods, and am beginning to apply more arts based methods in my work. I have conducted several research projects in collaboration with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC); most recently on projects about Indigenous knowledge transfer in urban communities and gender and life stage factors in urban Indigenous governance. I have evolving research and teaching interests in land based education in urban settings as we as initiatives around “Indigenizing” the academy.
PhD (History) – University of Guelph, 2010
Masters (Adult Education, Sociology and Equity Studies) – OISE/University of Toronto, 1997
Anderson, Kim, Maria Campbell and Christi Belcourt, Eds. Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, in production.
Anderson, Kim. A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood, 2nd Edition. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2016.
Innes, Robert A. and Kim Anderson, Eds. Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2015.
Lavell-Harvard, Memee and Kim Anderson, Eds. Mothers of the Nations: Indigenous Mothering as Global Resistance, Reclaiming, Recovery. Bradford, ON: Demeter Press, 2014.
Anderson, Kim. Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2011.
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I am engaged in two projects with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres: one on Indigenous knowledge transfer with urban communities, and one on gender and life stage factors in urban Indigenous organizations. I am working on another project called “Songs in the Key of Cree,” which centres on a tour of Tomson Highway’s "Cree cabaret" to northern communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Potential future projects
Work on the following: Indigenous men and masculinities; land based learning in urban settings; Indigenizing the campus at Guelph; integrating Indigenous knowledge and Indigenizing campus activity in Ecuador.