Lisa Jodoin

Assistant Professor


Carleton Hall 328


Lisa Jodoin is a writer and researcher of Innu and settler descent. Her work has appeared in journals such as The Antigonish Review, Prairie Fire and Matrix Magazine. She has written and directed three short films: Anishkutapeu (2018), In Search of Laura Fearn (2015) and Tracing Blood (2014). Her fourth film is currently in post-production.

Her past and current research focuses on Indigenous identity, urban Indigenous experience, decolonization and archives. Over the years, she has worked extensively with the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network Atlantic (UAKN), the National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education (NCCIE) and the New Brunswick Filmmaker’s Co-operative.

Courses taught

  • ENGL 1000: Introduction to Modern Literature in English
  • ENGL 1103: Fundamentals of Clear Writing
  • ENGL 2605: Introduction to Wabanaki Literature
  • ENGL 2196: Creative Writing: Fiction and Screenwriting
  • ENGL 3153: Writing Creative Non-Fiction: Memory and Personal Narrative
  • ENGL 3605: Indigenous Literatures of Turtle Island: A Historical Survey to the Present
  • ENGL 3606: Indigenous Literature Since 1970
  • ENGL 5684: Indigenous Futurism

Upcoming courses

Honours seminars

  • ENGL 5687 Gender and Sexuality in Indigenous Literature (Fall 2023)
  • ENGL 5XXX The Double in Women’s Fiction (2024-2025)

Graduate seminar

• ENGL 6685 Decolonizing the Body in Indigenous Literature (2024-2025)

Graduate supervision

Lisa Jodoin is well-suited to supervise students working on creative or academic theses in areas such as Indigenous literatures and film, Indigenous identity, decolonization, urban Indigenous experience, personal narrative and archives.