Jordan Abel, PhD, MFA, BA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept

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Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept



Jordan Abel is a queer Nisga’a writer from Vancouver. He is the author of The Place of Scraps (winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize), Un/inhabited, and Injun (winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize). NISHGA won both the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize and the VMI Betsy Warland Between Genres award, and was a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction, and the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize. Abel’s work has been published in numerous journals and magazines—including Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, and The Fiddlehead—and his work has been anthologized widely, including The Broadview Introduction to Literature. Abel completed a Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University in 2019, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta where he teaches Indigenous Literatures, Research-Creation, and Creative Writing.


Creative Writing (poetry, non-fiction, and experimental fiction), Indigenous Literatures (Indigenous poetry and poetics), Digital Humanities (text analysis), Research-Creation, and Indigenous Editing/Publishing.


Contemporary Indigenous Poetry, Creative Writing, Research Creation


WRITE 295 - Introduction to Writing Fiction

Lectures and workshops in which the student will practice the craft of short prose fiction.

WRITE 498 - Advanced Creative Writing: Nonfiction

Prerequisite: WRITE 397 or WRITE 398 unless waived by Instructor; a minimum grade of B+ in the prerequisite course is strongly recommended.

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