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Adam Gaudry, PhD

Assistant Professor

Native Studies | Arts

Political Science

About Me

Adam Gaudry, Ph.D. is a Métis Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies and Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta.

His research is primarily concerned with nineteenth-century Métis political thought, the formation of a Metis-Canada treaty relationship in 1870, and the subsequent non-implementation of that agreement. This project argues for the ongoing existence a “Manitoba treaty” between the Métis people and Canada necessitates the maintenance of a respectful and bilateral political relationship between treaty partners. This work is being revised into a book for publication. Adam also writes on matters of Métis identity, particularly the role of nationalism and peoplehood in informing Métis citizenship. 

Adam received his Ph.D. from the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria, and his MA in Sociology and BAH in Political Studies from Queen’s University. For his doctoral research, Adam was the Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship at Yale University for 2012-2013. He is also a co-investigator on the SSHRC-funded Métis Treaties Project.

Adam has published articles in Native American and Indigenous Studies, The Wicazo Sa Review, aboriginal policy studies, and the Canadian Journal of Native Education along with chapters in edited collections on Métis identity, research ethics, and methodology.