Indigenous Storywork Workshop (August 2022)

Let’s Become Story Ready: Decolonizing and Indigenizing European and Migration Studies through Indigenous Storywork

Double-Headed Serpent Post by Brent Sparrow Jr., Musqueam

Image credit: “sʔi:ɬqəy̓ qeqən (Double-Headed Serpent Post)” Brent Sparrow Jr., Musqueam (UBC Flickr)

Markus Hallensleben and Elizabeth Nijdam (co-applicant) have received a SSHRC Connection Grant for a Workshop on Decolonizing and Indigenizing European and Migration Studies through Indigenous Storywork Methodologies. Collaborators are Maria Jose Athie Martinez (EDCP), Dorothee Leesing (CENES) and David Gaertner (FNIS), co-sponsored by CES, CMS, CENES, Humboldt University, Berlin (Regina Römhild), and the University of Potsdam (Anja Schwarz and Nicole Waller). It is also part of the Research Group on Narratives (https://narratives.migration.ubc.ca) and will centre Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem’s educational storywork methodologies.

This workshop will take place from August 29 to September 1, 2022, at the UBC Liu Institute of Global Studies and the Department of CENES. Participation will be by invitation only. Results will be made publicly available at a newly built website. More details to come!


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of this project from the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, the UBC Dept. of CENES Ziegler Lecture Series, the Centre for European Studies and the Centre for Migration Studies.