Erin Akerman

Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Western Ontario

Office: GLA 147

Teaching Areas: Indigenous, Canadian, and Nineteenth-Century Literatures

I am a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario from the Georgian Bay Métis Community. Though I study both early and contemporary Indigenous literatures of Turtle Island, my work is often located at the intersection of Indigenous, Canadian, and nineteenth-century British literary studies. I would be happy to supervise students with research interests in these areas. My own research is especially attentive to Indigenous literary expressions of relationship on and with the land, Indigenous feminisms, and the archival recovery of nineteenth-century Indigenous writers.

“At the Crossroads of Sympathy and Prophecy: Anna Jameson, Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada, and the Drummond Island Métis.” Canadian Literature, vol. 250, 2023, pp. 56-78.

Fall 2023

ENGL 2P64: Early Canadian Literature

ENGL 4V77: Early Indigenous Women’s Writing

Winter 2024

ENGL 1P91: Decolonizing Literature