Shannon Leddy, PhD

Faculty Member
Shannon Leddy (M├ętis) is a Vancouver based educator and writer whose practice focuses on decolonizing education through infusing Indigenous content and pedagogies in teacher education. She holds a PhD from Simon Fraser University, the research for which focused on inviting pre-service teachers into dialogue with contemporary Indigenous art in order to develop decolonial literacies that help them avoid reproducing colonial stereotypes and misrepresentation. Currently, she serves as an Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Indigenous Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, where she also teaches in the NITEP program. Leddy is the Co-chair of the Institute for Environmental Learning, a UNESCO Regional Centre of Excellence, through which her focus is to bring more Indigenous voices to the table to expand the discourses of environmental and sustainability education beyond Western tropes. Through both this work, and her on-going work in decolonizing teaching and Indigenizing student learning, she has also developed networks that include work with the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Vancouver Opera.