Ms. Michelle Kennedy

Assistant Professor Contract Academic Staff (CAS)
Academic title(s): 

Undergraduate, Indigenous Education

Ms. Michelle Kennedy
Contact Information
Email address: 
michelle.kennedy [at]
Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE)
Areas of expertise: 
  • Indigenous Education
  • Teacher Education, Pedagogy & Leadership



Michelle Kennedy is a member of Oneida of the Thames First Nation, raised in London, Ontario, Bear Clan. Michelle is a registered teacher with the Ontario College of Teachers, specializing in Junior-Intermediate Native Studies. In her Master’s degree, her research focused on Indigenous community leadership in the area of violence prevention of Indigenous women and girls. She is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, where her doctoral work focuses on Anishinaabe art creation, curation, and curriculum development. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrated Studies and Education.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Native Studies, Laurentian University, Canada
  • Bachelor of Education, Junior-Intermediate Native Studies, Laurentian University, Canada
  • Master of Health, Indigenous Relations, Laurentian University, Canada
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Candidate), Cultural Studies, Queen's University, Canada


Selected publications: 
  • Wabie, J-L., Kennedy, M. 2023. Navigating Nii’kinaaganaa. Virtual Identities and Digital Culture. Routledge.
Graduate supervision: 

Does not supervise grad students.

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