PhD Sociology (Alberta)
MA Sociology (Carleton)
BA (Honours) Criminology (Saint Mary's)
Research and Teaching Areas
- Socio-legal studies and theory
- Indigenous law
- Critical pedagogies, legal education
- Feminisms (including feminist legal studies, Indigenous feminisms, and intersectional feminisms)
- Violence against women
- Queer theory and law
- Criminology (including criminological theory)
- Representation and aesthetics
I am currently working on a project about Indigenous feminist legal pedagogy. This research takes seriously the ways that gender and sexuality operate in, and shape, Indigenous law and legal education. I began this research while I was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow with the Indigenous Law Research Unit, in the Faculty of Law, at the University of Victoria.
I am also working on completing a book manuscript about theorizing Indigenous laws as gendered, through an examination of representations of gender in contemporary educational resources about Cree law. The title of this manuscript is Miyo-wîcêhtowin/Good Relations: Gender, Power, Cree Law.
- Snyder, Emily (2015, forthcoming). Queering Indigenous Legal Studies, Dalhousie Law Journal.
- Snyder, Emily; Napoleon, Val; Borrows, John (2015). Gender and Violence: Drawing on Indigenous Legal Resources. UBC Law Review, 48(2).
- Snyder, Emily (2014). Indigenous Feminist Legal Theory. Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, 26(2), 365-401.
- Snyder, Emily (2013). The Ugly Animal: Aesthetics, Power, and Animal-Human Relationality. Humanimalia, 5(1), 136-168.
- Snyder, Emily (2011). Reconciliation and Conflict: A Review of Practice. Alberta Law Review, 48(4), 831-845.
- Snyder, Emily (2010). The Ethics of Reconciling: Learning from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Les ateliers de l’éthique/ The Ethics Forum, 5(2), 36-48.
- Bell, Catherine; Statt, Graham; Solowan, Michael; Jeffs, Allyson; Snyder, Emily (2008). First Nations Cultural Heritage: A Selected Survey of Issues and Initiatives. In Catherine Bell & Val Napoleon (Eds.) First Nations Cultural Heritage and Law: Case Studies, Voices and Perspectives, Volume 1 (Vancouver: UBC Press), 367-414.
I have also been involved with curriculum development projects:
- Project Lead and Producer of the “Indigenous Law Video On Demand” project (along with Kamala Todd, Director and Editor & Renée McBeth, Associate Producer).
- Video 1: “Indigenous Law: An Introduction” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uNgq7raxk4)
- Video 2: “Indigenous Law, Gender, and Sexuality” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV0CAYium4I)
- Video 3: “Indigenous Law: Tough Questions” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuzd0hN7QI8)
- + an archive of 10 additional videos (comprised of full-length interviews, a group discussion, and a lecture).
- + a discussion guide, “Indigenous Law Video On Demand: Discussion Guide.”
- A teaching guide that accompanies a graphic novel (Mikomosis and the Wetiko: A Teaching Guide for Youth, Community, and Post-Secondary Educators): https://www.indigenousbar.ca/indigenouslaw/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Mikomosis-and-the-Wetiko-Teaching-Guide-Web.pdf