Alix Shield

Alix Shield, Ph.D.

I am a recent Ph.D. graduate and settler scholar of the Department of English at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC, Canada). I am privileged to live and work on the unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) First Nations.

My research uses contemporary digital humanities methods to analyze collaboratively-authored twentieth- and twenty-first century Indigenous literatures in Canada, and is primarily focused on E. Pauline Johnson’s and Chief Joe and Mary Capilano’s Legends of Vancouver (1911) and Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed (1973).

This digital timeline was created as a supplementary component to my Spring 2020 Ph.D. dissertation, titled Kwaskastahsowin (“Put things to right”): Case Studies in Twentieth-Century Indigenous Women’s Writing, Editing, and Publishing in Canada. Specifically, this timeline corresponds to Chapter 4 of my dissertation, which focuses on the publishing history of Métis author Maria Campbell’s 1973 autobiography, Halfbreed. The complete dissertation is available here.

Thank you to The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections (McMaster University Library) for providing access to your collections, and to Maria Campbell for giving me permission to undertake this work in my Ph.D. dissertation.