Professor Daniel Heath Justice Named Distinguished University Scholar

Congratulations to Professor Daniel Heath Justice, O.C., F.R.S.C., on being named a 2023 Distinguished University Scholar.

Distinguished University Scholars are UBC faculty recognized for being exceptional scholars in research and/or teaching and learning.

Professor Justice (Cherokee Nation) is a valued member of the Department of English Language & Literatures. He is also cross-appointed faculty in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. His work in Indigenous literary studies takes up questions and issues of kinship, belonging, sexuality, personhood, and nationhood, with increasing attention to the intersections between Indigenous literatures, speculative fiction, and other-than-human peoples.

Justice’s published work includes the literary studies texts Why Indigenous Literatures Matter and Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History, the animal cultural histories Raccoon and Badger, and the Indigenous epic fantasy The Way of Thorn and Thunder. He has edited and co-edited numerous works, including The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature (with James H. Cox), and Allotment Stories: Indigenous Land Relations Under Settler Siege (with Jean M. O’Brien).

Congratulations, Professor Daniel Heath Justice!