Keighlagh Donovan, PhD (abd), MA, BA

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Research Assistant, College of Social Sciences and Humanities - Office of Research

Pronouns: she, her, they


Research Assistant, College of Social Sciences and Humanities - Office of Research


Area of Study / Keywords

English Literature Indigenous Literatures Settler-Colonial Studies Poetry Anticolonial Methodologies


My role as a Grant Assistant includes, and is not limited to, constructing budget templates, sharing budget related resources, copyediting applications, curating annotated bibliographies, confirming citations, filling out CV/CCV online forms, and writing précis. While my role does not cover grant development/strategy, professional editing services, or French language writing, I am able to connect applicants with the relevant contact or research partner. 

In my other roles as a doctoral candidate and literature instructor in the English and Film Studies Department, I trace the concept of “ally” and consider what it means to be here in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton Alberta) and Treaty 6 territory in responsible relationship. Reading, writing alongside, and responding to calls to action from Indigenous literatures, students in my courses and I work to imagine new and just pathways toward various forms of liberation. 


ENGL 125 - Indigenous Literatures

An introduction to Indigenous literatures in North America, from their earliest oral forms to their contemporary variations. Note: Not to be taken by students with 6 units in approved junior English. Sections reserved for students in the TYP Program include a 3 hour seminar component in addition to the 3 hour lecture component.

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