Eva Jewell was the 2017-2018 AIIS Pre-doctoral Fellow. She is Anishinaabekwe from Deshkan Ziibiing (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) with paternal Haudenosaunee lineage from Oneida Nation of the Thames. She is the Research Director at Yellowhead Institute, a First Nations-led policy think tank, and an Assistant Professor of Sociology at X University (formerly Ryerson University) in Toronto.
Dr. Jewell was awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal award for outstanding dissertation at Royal Roads University, the writing for which she completed during her pre-doctoral fellowship at Michigan State University. She received her MA in Indigenous Governance at University of Victoria, and a BA in Indigenous Liberal Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her research interests include the reclamation of Anishinaabe governance and femme roles within that resurgence, Indigenous interventions into reconciliation discourse in Canada, and Anishinaabe perspectives of gender, work and care.