Sam Grey Awarded Fulbright

(October 22, 2015) - Sam Grey, a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the University of Victoria, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Canada student grant to conduct research at the University of Minnesota during the 2015-2016 academic year. Her project is entitled “Irreconciled and Unforgiven: Emotion, Virtue and the Politics of Reparation in Mini Sota Makoce”.

Sam Grey received her M.A. in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria and holds prior degrees in Philosophy (Axiology), Indigenous Studies, and International Development, from Trent University. She has published on food systems politics, Indigenous women’s rights, bioethics and the ontology of health, Indigenous political thought, solidarity politics, decolonization praxes, historical injustice, and peacemaking; and edited three books on Indigenous knowledge and rights-based advocacy. Her graduate research is supported by awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, the Canadian Federation of University Women, and the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society. Sam has lived, worked, and studied in Southeast Asia, South America, and North America. In each of these locations she worked with non-governmental, community-based, and Indigenous Peoples’ organizations. Sam’s primary research interests are political virtue, the politics of emotion, Settler-colonialism, and reparations for historical injustice. These converge in her dissertation on ‘unforgiveness’ and ‘irreconciliation’ in Mini Sota Macoce (Dakota Homeland).