Dr. Amanda LaVallee

Dr. Amanda LaVallee
Assistant Professor
School of Social Work
Office: HSD B306

PhD (USask)

Area of expertise

M├ętis identity, culture, health and wellbeing, Indigenous Research Methods and Ethics, Indigenous Specific Racism

Professional Information & Research Interests

  • Métis identity, culture, health and wellbeing
  • Métis Methodologies & Methods
  • Indigenous Specific Racism
  • Indigenous Health and Wellbeing
  • Indigenous Research Methods and Ethics
  • Indigenous Social Determinants of Health

Amanda LaVallee is a Red River Métis born and raised in Alberta and Saskatchewan in places such as Edmonton, Speers, North Battleford, and Saskatoon. She spent much of her childhood keenly attuned to the prairie landscape through the activities of hunting, trapping, fishing, gathering, and gardening. She holds a Bachelor degree of Indigenous Social Work from the First Nations University of Canada (2001), a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Regina (2006), and a PHD (2014) and Post Doctoral Fellowship (2018) in the department of Community Health and Epidemiology from the University of Saskatchewan. Her past research projects examined the health, well-being, and identity of Métis people, specifically their engagement within social systems and their impact on relationships. Currently, Dr. LaVallee holds a SSHRC Race, Gender, and Diversity Initiative Grant for her project titled, Indigenous Specific Racism in the Academy: Research towards Action Oriented Change.