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Dr. Adrianne Xavier

Adrianne Xavier
Indigenous Studies Program, L.R. Wilson Hall 1811
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Dr. Adrianne Xavier is looking forward to once again being part of the instructional team in the Arts & Science Program and to teaching ARTSSCI 1CC3 / Contemporary Indigenous Studies (cross-listed with INDIGST 1AA3) in 2021-22. She completed her undergraduate degree in Anthropology here at McMaster, her MA at Royal Roads University, and ?her Doctorate at Royal Roads in Social Science with her research on Indigenous food systems.

Dr. Xavier is the Contract Lecturer and the acting Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University. She teaches in the areas of Contemporary Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Food Security and Food Systems, Indigenous Food Sovereignty, Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Methodologies.

Dr. Xavier’s research interests include Indigenous food security, Indigenous land connections and rematriation, Indigenous food ways, and Indigenous ways of knowing. In 2020, she was awarded the new McMaster Indigenous Research Institute “Indigenous In-Community Scholar Fellowship.”  The project will work within Adrianne’s community of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory to grow the understanding and capacity around food security and sovereignty. ?As well, she was awarded the Petro Canada McMaster Young Innovator Award for 2021-22. Her work with that award will include undergraduates in Indigenous research focusing on building community.