Lynne was the Program Director of the Ph.D. Program in Indigenous Studies from 2002 to 2009. She has been teaching at Trent full-time since 2000. Between 1986 and 1991, she helped to establish Trent’s Native Management and Economic Development Program.
Lynne Davis completed her B.A. Honours in psychology and sociology at Queen’s University (1972), a Masters degree in Social Psychology at Sussex University (1974), a Masters degree in Community Development (Interdisciplinary) at University of Alberta (1979), and a Ph.D. in Community Psychology at O.I.S.E., University of Toronto (1993).
Lynne’s research interests span many aspects of community transformation and change. She is currently engaged in research that examines alliances between Indigenous peoples and social movements and the nature of relationships formed when Indigenous peoples and social and environmental justice groups choose to work together. She also researchers in the area of decolonizing and transformative pedagogies in the post-secondary classroom. Lynne teaches courses in Indigenous and International Community Development (INDG 3050Y), Indigenous Studies Research (INDG 3813Y), Indigenous/Settler Alliances for Justice (INDG 4050H), and Transforming Settler Consciousness (INDG 4051H).
Areas of Specialization
Lynne’s areas of specialization are Indigenous community development, building sustainable communities, social change, international development, popular education, and Indigenous alliances with social movements. Lynne has worked as a researcher, administrator, university educator and consultant to First Nations communities. She was a policy analyst in education with the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and a writer of the final RCAP report on education.
Davis, L., J. Hare, C. Hiller, L. Morcom, and L. Taylor. "Conversations About Indigenizing, Decolonizing and Transformative Pedagogical Practices". Canadian Journal of Native Education. 2018 (Forthcoming)
Davis, L. and C. Hiller. Engaging Citizens in Indigenous/Non-Indigenous Relations”. Chapter in book for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples 20th Anniversary. (Forthcoming).
Davis, L., C. Hiller, C. James, T. Nasca, and S. Taylor. "Complicated Pathways: Settler Canadians Learning to Re/Frame Themselves and their Relationships with Indigenous Peoples". Settler Colonial Studies 7, no. 3 (Fall 2016), 1-17.
Davis, L. “Home or Global Treasure? Understanding Relationships between Environmentalists and the Heiltsuk Nation. B.C. Studies. 171. October, 2011. 9-36.
Davis, L. (Ed). Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous/Non-Indigenous Relationships. Toronto: U of Toronto Press, 2010.
Davis, L. “The High Stakes of Protecting Indigenous Homelands: Coastal First Nations’ Turning Point Initiative and Environmental Groups on the B.C. West Coast”. International Journal of Canadian Studies. 39. Spring, 2009.
Davis, L., V. O’Donnell, V. and H. Shpuniarsky. “Aboriginal-Social Justice Alliances: Understanding the Landscape of Relationships through the Coalition for a Public Inquiry into Ipperwash.” International Journal of Canadian Studies. 37. Fall. 2007.
Davis, L. et al. “Creating Indigenous Spaces in the Academy: Fulfilling our Responsibility to Future Generations.” Journal of AlterNative. 1:1. 2006.
Davis, L. “Risky Stories: Reading and Writing in Colonial Spaces”. Native Studies Review. 15:1. 2004