English & Writing StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Julia Emberley


Professor, FRSC
Chair, Undergraduate Studies in English

PhD York University 1990
MA Queen's University 1985
BA Hrs The University of Western Ontario 1982

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Dr. Julia Emberley is a member of the Royal Society of Canada. Her research interests include Indigenous storytelling practices, testimonial discourses, cultural and feminist postcolonial studies and decolonial theory and literatures. She currently holds a SSHRC Insight Grant (2015-19) on the topic of Indigenous Literatures and Decolonization. Her supervision of PhD graduate students includes projects on Indigenous literature in Canada, Arab-American diasporic literatures, intersectionalities between African American literatures and Islamic Texts, and international Indigenous literatures. She is an adjunct professor in the Center for Transition Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, the Department of Women’s Studies and Gender Research and the Comparative Literature Department. Her latest book is The Testimonial Uncanny: Indigenous Storytelling, Knowledge and Reparative Practices (SUNY 2014; pbk 2015).