Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Dr. Justice’s research and creative writing focus on indigenous literary studies, a field that seeks to document the aesthetic, social, historical, and intellectual contexts of indigenous North American literatures. He has also documented animal cultural histories, such as that of the badger, and the ways in which myths, legends, and spiritual beliefs about specific animals inspire representation, religion, and arts throughout human history.

Dr. Justice received his B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He taught in the Department of English at the University of Toronto prior to coming to UBC, and he currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture.

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