Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society is happy to ring in 2015 with the addition of two new editorial team members!
Decolonization owes an inestimable debt to those who have laid the foundation of the journal, both to those who have supported in myriad ways the vision of the journal from the very beginning and also to those who were part of the initial editorial team - in particular, Chandni Desai and Aman Sium. Decolonization would not be here today without them. They have both, for various reasons, moved on to other projects or taken leave, shifting to other roles within the journal. This has opened exciting opportunities for Decolonization to add new editorial team members and to add new voices and experiences to the journal team.
Today, we are excited to announce a new Assistant Editor and a new Book Review Editor!
Dr. Sandra Phillips is Indigenous to Australia, in particular the nations of the Wakka Wakka and Gooreng Gooreng. An industry-trained book editor, Sandra earned a PhD in Literary Studies from Queensland University of Technology and now lectures fulltime with QUT. One of four daughters raised by a single mother in an extended family, and now mother of three sons, Sandra lives in south-east Queensland and is committed to literature for decolonization. Sandra will be joining us as our Book Review Editor, and will be responsible for ensuring regular book reviews in our journal issues and on the journal’s blog site.
Over the next little while we will be working to revise our Book Review policies and working to have regular book reviews published – keep your eyes open for the details on our website!
Matthew Wildcat is Nehiyaw (Plains Cree) and a member of Ermineskin Cree Nation. He is currently completing a PhD in Political Science at the University of British Columbia and is also affiliated with the First Nations Studies program at UBC. Matt grew up on Ermineskin reserve in the larger Nehiyaw community of Maskwacis and maintains connections through frequent visits and by working in various community initiatives, most notably sitting on the Board of Directors for Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies. Informed and driven by this background, his research seeks to contribute to explanations of the impact of settler colonialism on Indigenous political orders on the Canadian plains. He will be joining us as Assistant Editor and will be working on many of the ‘behind-the-scenes’ editing aspects needed to make each issue a reality.We hope you’ll join us in welcoming them to Decolonization! We’re excited that they’ve chosen to join the journal and look forward to collectively furthering the work in collaboration with each of you.