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David Gaertner is an assistant professor in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the co-Director of the CEDaR space: a community-centered new media and immersive storytelling lab. He writes, researches, and teaches new media, critical Indigenous studies; Indigenous literatures; contemporary Canadian literature, cultural theories of reconciliation, and speculative fiction. He has published articles in Canadian Literature, American Indian Research and Culture, and Digital Pedagogies in the Humanities, amongst others. He is the author of The Theatre of Regret: Literature, Art and the Politics of Reconciliation in Canada (UBC Press) and editor of Soykeyihta: The Poetry of Sky Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe (WLUP).
- The Theatre of Regret: Art, Literature, and the Politics of Reconciliation in Canada. UBC Press, 2020.
- with Melissa Haberl. “Recoding Relations: Dispatches from the Symposium for Indigenous New Media.” Critical Inquiry (In the Moment), January 21, 2020.
- Recoding Relations: A Four-Part Podcast Series on Indigenous New Media (Producer), 2019.
- Soykeyihta: The Poetry of Sky Dancer Louise Bernice Halfe. Selected with an introduction by David Gaertner. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2018.
- with Sophie McCall, Deanna Reder, Gabrielle Hill, eds. Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Literature From Turtle Island. Wilfred Laurier UP, 2017.
- with Elizabeth Lapenseé and Karyn Recollet. “Indigenous.” Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities. Eds. Rebecca Frost Davis, Matthew K. Gold, Katherine D. Harris, and Jentery Sayers. Modern Language Association, 2020.
- “A Landless Territory: How Do We Articulate Cyberspace within the context of Indigenous Studies?” Learn, Teach, Challenge: Approaches to Indigenous Literatures in the 21st Century. Eds. Linda Morra & Deanna Reder. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier UP. 493-498.
- “Indigenous in Cyberspace: CyberPowWow, God’s Lake Narrows and the Challenges of Creating Indigenous Territory in Cyberspace.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 39.4 (2015): 55-78.
- “‘Something in between’: Monkey Beach and the Haisla Return of the Repressed.” Canadian Literature 225 (Summer, 2015): 47-65.