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Dr. Phil Henderson

I am a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow (2022-2024) at Carleton University's Institute of Political Economy.My current research program investigates the interrelations between Indigenous land/water defenders and (self-)organized workers in what's presently known as Canada. This builds on my dissertation, "In and Against Canada" (2022), which investigated contemporary theories of anti-colonialism and anti-imperialism.My teaching expertise is situated at the intersections of Canadian Politics, Political Theory, Indigenous Politics, and Labour Studies, with particular foci on the methods of both studying and engaging politics 'from below.'As of December 2022, I am also a board member of Peace Brigrades International-Canada.

Education and qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science, University of Victoria (2022)

  • Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Nationhood, University of Victoria (2018)

  • Master of the Arts, Political Science (specialization in Cultural, Social and Political Thought), University of Victoria (2016)

  • Bachelor of the Arts, Political Science (Hons.), University of Western Ontario (2014)

Single-Author Articles

  • “Diremption’s Demons are in the Details: A Commentary on Nichols’ Theft is Property!” Journal of World Philosophies 6, no. 2 (Winter 2021), 181-187.

  • “The Poetics of Settler Fatalism: Responses to Ecocide from within the Anthropocene.” Pivot: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought 7, no. 1 (2019), 5-32.

  • “Imagoed Communities: The Psychosocial Space of Settler Colonialism.” Settler Colonial Studies 7, no. 1 (2017), 40-56.

  • “A Tale of Two Hamlets: Emergence of the Carnivalesque at the Keady Market.” The Journal of Narrative Politics 1, no. 1 (September 2014), 97-113.

  • “The Weakening of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” E-International Relations (26 May, 2014).

Contributions to Edited volumes (linked)

Instructor of record

Course titleInstitutionCourse CodeYear/SemesterEnrolment
Settler-Indigenous Relations in Present-day CanadaUVicPOLI 3632020 Winter54
Introduction to the Politics of Indigenous Peoples and of Canadian ColonialismUVicPOLI 2632019 Fall58

Canadian Studies - New Books Network Podcast (most recent)

Distinctions and Awards (Selected)

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship2022-2024
UVic President's Fellowship in Research-Enriched Teaching2019-2022
UVic President's Research Scholarship2016-2019
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship2016-2019
Jarmila Vlasta Von Drak Thouvenelle Graduate Scholarship2019
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship2015-2016

Current Professional and Research Affiliations

  • Canadian Political Science Association

  • Canadian Association of Work and Labour Studies

  • Cedar Trees Institute, University of Victoria

  • Deparochializing the Political Theory Curriculum, Jackman Institute for the Humanities, University of Toronto

  • Global Labour Research Centre, York University

  • Global Marxisms, Jackman Institute for the Humanities, University of Toronto

  • Indigenous Research Workshop, University of Victoria

  • Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University

  • Canadian Studies Channel, New Books Network

  • Research for the Frontlines

  • Socialist Studies