Jane Griffith

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Assistant Professor The Creative School School of Professional Communication Toronto, Ontario jgriffith@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 552643

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Dr. Jane Griffith analyzes past and present narratives of settler colonialism—in particular, narratives of language, education, time, place, and water. Her book, Words Have a Past: The English Language, Colonialism, and the Newspapers of Indian Boarding Schools (University of Toronto Press), unco...

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Dr. Jane Griffith analyzes past and present narratives of settler colonialism—in particular, narratives of language, education, time, place, and water. Her book, Words Have a Past: The English Language, Colonialism, and the Newspapers of Indian Boarding Schools (University of Toronto Press), uncovers the history of printing presses in Indian boarding schools. Dr. Griffith has presented internationally, and her work can be found in journals such as Settler Colonial Studies, Paedagogica Historica, Studies in American Indian Literatures, Journal of Canadian Studies, Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, and Canadian Journal of Higher Education. Dr. Griffith currently holds a SSHRC Insight Grant. She is a past Fulbright Scholar as well as a winner of an International Council for Canadian Studies award.

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