PhD Sociology (Alberta)Photograph of Emily Snyder.
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

Current Research

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.

Selected Publications

  • 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.

Additional Projects

I have also been involved with curriculum development projects:

University of Waterloo

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