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Adam Gaudry, PhD

Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)

Native Studies

About Me

Adam Gaudry, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. He is Métis and his family is from the Lake-of-the-Woods in Northwestern Ontario and he grew up near Hamilton.

Adam received his Ph.D. from the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria and completed his MA in Sociology and BAH in Political Studies from Queen’s University. He is a past Henry Roe Cloud Fellow at Yale University.

Adam’s work has been published in Native American and Indigenous Studies, American Indian Quarterly, AlterNative, Critical Ethnic Studies, The Wicazo Sa Review, aboriginal policy studies, the Canadian Journal of Native Education, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, The Canadian Encyclopedia, and numerous edited collections. 


Dr. Gaudry is currently working on two main research projects.

The first is, The Manitoba Treaty, a book-length analysis on nineteenth-century Métis political thought and the Métis-Canada treaty of 1870, currently under contract with the University of Manitoba Press. 

The second is, Ganahghootr'onatan, a land-based learning course focusing on Gwich'in traditional knowledge, history, and governance in Teetł'it Zheh, NWT.

He has also published extensively on Métis identity, history, and political thought; Indigenous research methodologies; land-based learning; and indigenization policy in Canadian post-secondary education. He welcomes prospective grad students to contact him about supervision in any of these areas.