Sarah Hunt (Tłaliłila’ogwa) is an assistant professor in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. Hunt’s research is concerned with questions of justice, violence, gender and self-determination, as well as Indigenous methodologies, land/water-based praxis, and the spatial nature of Indigenous and decolonized knowledges. She is interested in geographies of resistance and resurgence in intimate, everyday relations.
Having worked for over a decade as a community-based researcher before entering the academy, her scholarship emerges within the community and activist networks that have fostered her analysis, particularly her collaborations with Indigenous youth, women, Two-Spirit, and queer people. Her current research seeks to generate knowledge about justice via the collectively enacted and embodied cultural practices of coastal nations, thinking with and across shorelines of the body, house, and land. Hunt is Kwagu’ł, one of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nations of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Hunt will participate in the Integrated Arts Research Initiative colloquium on November 6 at the University of Kansas.