Michelle Porter

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Métis Studies and arts-based research (University of Toronto, University of Guelph)
  • PhD, Geography (Memorial University of Newfoundland) 
  • MPhil, English, Creative Writing (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • MPhil, Folklore (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
  • BA Journalism (Mount Royal University)

Selected Publications

Books and Edited Collections

 Recent Books


Spring 2023. A Grandmother Begins the Story. Penguin Canada. 

Spring 2022. Scratching River. Wilfrid University Press. 

2020. Approaching Fire. Breakwater. 


2019. Inquiries. Breakwater. 

 Recent Articles 

Porter, Michelle. Fall 2021. “For the Children: Notions of Childhood in Women’s Narratives of Home in Rural Newfoundland.” Rural Sociology.

Current Research Projects

    • La danse di la Rivyairre Rooj, Oâyache Mannin: A Cultural Inquiry into Dance, Music, and Song, as Practiced by the Red River Métis Family Networks