Donna Patrick, Carleton University

Canadian Studies Professor Sociology and Anthropology Ottawa, Ontario donna_patrick@carleton.ca Mobile: (613) 231-2004
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Bio/Research

Donna Patrick is professor in the School of Canadian Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. She is also the Director of the School of Canadian Studies, effective January 2011.

Her current research focuses on the Arctic and urban Aboriginal commu...


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Bio/Research

Donna Patrick is professor in the School of Canadian Studies and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. She is also the Director of the School of Canadian Studies, effective January 2011.

Her current research focuses on the Arctic and urban Aboriginal communities and more specifically on Nunavut, Nunavik, and urban Inuit. In these contexts, she has explored questions about Indigeneity; land, language, and Indigenous rights; language endangerment discourse; and Inuit literacies. Professor Patrick's research interests also include the political, social, and cultural aspects of language use, particularly as related to Inuit and other Aboriginal languages in Canada. Her 2003 book, Language Politics and Social Interaction in an Inuit Community (Mouton de Gruyter), examines these issues in Northern Quebec. She teaches courses in Aboriginal and Northern issues with an interdisciplinary perspective on historical, geographical, and social processes concerning language, culture, and nationhood; minority languages and multilingualism; language rights and policy; language, identity, and political economy; and other areas in the sociology of language and sociolinguistics.


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