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Michelle Coupal

Associate Professor
BA (Waterloo), BEd (Western), MA (Waterloo), PhD (Western) Canada Research Chair in Truth, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Literatures.

Office: AH 361
Phone: 306-585-5068

Research interests
Indigenous literatures of Turtle Island, Literatures of Indian Residential Schools in Canada, Teaching Indigenous literatures, Indigenous media and film, and Canadian Literature.

Michelle Coupal is an Algonquin/French scholar of Indigenous literatures. She is a Canada Research Chair in Truth, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Literatures, and an Associate Professor at the University of Regina. Michelle is a former President of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association. She specializes in and teaches courses on Indigenous literatures of Turtle Island, Indian Residential School literature, truth and reconciliation studies, Indigenous media/film, and Canadian literature. Michelle was selected to be a juror for the 2021 Indigenous Voices Awards. She recently wrote the foreword to Bevann Fox’s novel, Genocidal Love, and co-edited a collection of the works by Vera Manuel, Honouring the Strength of Indian Women: Plays, Stories, Poetry. She has also recently written articles for The Conversation, Canadian Literature (online), and two edited book collections (L’enseignement des Traités à l’ère de la Réconciliation dans l’Ouest Canadien and Decolonizing and Indigenizing Education in Canada). She is currently co-editing special journal issues for Studies in American Indian Literature and Studies in Canadian Literature. She is also co-editing a book with Deanna Reder called How We Teach Indigenous Literatures. Her open-access website project, How to Teach Stories of Residential School, will be launched in 2021.