Professor Profiles

Marlene McKay

Marlene McKay

Assistant Professor


Educational Policy Studies

About Me

Marlene McKay is a Swampy Cree speaker who was raised in Northern Saskatchewan. Before becoming an educator, she worked as a social worker for approximately 15 years. Through her work experience and graduate work, Marlene decided to focus her research on the marginalization of Aboriginal women. Her interests are Aboriginal and feminist education. Marlene’s teaching experience includes anti-racist and Aboriginal education. She was a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan - College of Education, Northern Teacher Education Program in LaRonge, Saskatchewan, and an instructor in the Basic Education division at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon campus (Formerly SIAST).


  • Anti-racist and social justice education
  • Aboriginal feminism
  • Aboriginal Education
  • Christianity in a colonial context
  • Post-structural and Foucauldian theories
  • Cree language revitalization