Jeff Corntassel

Director & Associate Professor
Jeff Corntassel (Cherokee Nation), received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Arizona in 1998, and is currently Director in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria. Professor Corntassel's research and teaching interests include Indigenous political movements, community resurgence, and sustainable self-determination.
Office: HSD A260
Taiaiake Alfred


Gerald Taiaiake Alfred (Kahnawake Mohawk) is a Full Professor in and the founding Director of the Indigenous Governance Program, and is an adjunct Professor in the Department of Political Science. His work is focused on developing the concept of Indigenous Resurgence, specializing in oral histories, the revitalization of Indigenous governance systems and the restoration of land-based cultural practices. He is the author of three scholarly books, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair, a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the field of education, and the Native American Journalists Association award for best column writing.

Office: HSD A260
Devi Mucina

Graduate Advisor & Assistant Professor

Devi Dee Mucina is an Indigenous Ubuntu from the Ngoni and Shona people of southern Africa. He received his PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, department of Sociology and Equity Studies, University of Toronto.

His academic interests are Indigenous African philosophies, decolonizing Indigenous Masculinities, Indigenous fathering and other-fathering, and using Ubuntu oralities and disability studies to understand the social memory of Indigenous children.

Office: HSD A260