Carol-Lynne D'Arcangelis

Science Building, SN4077
Department of Gender Studies
Memorial University
John's, NL A1C 5S7

phone: 709.864.2007


BA Government (Harvard); MA Education (Toronto), PhD Education  (Toronto)

Areas for Student Research Supervision

  • Indigenous feminisms, and Indigenous social and political thought
  • De-, anti- and post-colonial feminisms (including critiques of modernity)
  • Settler colonial theory
  • History of and contemporary Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations
  • Contemporary social movements - feminist, anti-colonial, anti/alter-globalization
  • Affect theory (especially public affect theory)

Examples of Recent Courses Taught

  • GNDR 3005: Feminist Texts, Theories and Histories (Fall 2013
  • GNDR 6000: Graduate Seminar in Feminist Theory (Fall 2013)
  • GNDR 4000: Contemporary Feminist Issues (Winter 2014)
  • GNDR 2005: Identities and Difference (Winter 2014)


Carol-Lynne D'Arcangelis does research in the areas of Indigenous - non-Indigenous relationships, with a focus on the tensions and possibilities for non-colonizing solidarity between Indigenous women and non-Indigenous women across Turtle Island (North America). Her work is interdisciplinary, drawing on a wide range of literatures including Indigenous feminisms, critical race theory (and critical whiteness studies), settler and post-colonial studies, and increasingly, cultural studies and theories of (public) affect. More specifically, she is interested in exploring the ways in which modernity/modern subjectivity (often referred to in shorthand as liberal individualism) can be said to retain a grip on social/power relations within and across social groupings. Her work has a distinct auto-ethnographic component in the way in which it reflects (and reflects upon) her activism as a white feminist ally to raise awareness about the missing and murdered Indigenous women across Canada. Prior to joining the academy, Carol-Lynne lived and worked extensively in Central America in the areas of social justice and human rights.


Refereed Articles

D'Arcangelis, C. L. (2013) Spaces between Us: Queer Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Decolonization or Decolonizing Native Histories [Book review], AlterNative, 9(1), 105-107.

D'Arcangelis, C. L. (2010). Exploring Indigenous feminist relational sovereignty. Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal, 34(2), 127-138.

D'Arcangelis, C. L. (2002). Mayan women and the Foro as a political collective: The case of the Guatemalan National Women's Forum, Canadian Woman Studies, 22(2), 126-132.

Refereed Book Chapters

D'Arcangelis, C. L., with Huntley, A. (2012). No More Silence: Towards a pedagogy of feminist decolonizing solidarity. In S. Walters, & L. Manicom (Eds.), Feminist Popular Education in Transnational Debates: Building Pedagogies of Possibility.Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.


Huntley, A., with D'Arcangelis, C. L. (2012). No More Silence in South Africa, Muskrat Magazine, Issue 3.

D'Arcangelis, C. L. (1998). Mapeo sobre el Proceso del Foro Nacional de la Mujer. Guatemala: United Nations Mission in Guatemala (MINUGUA).

D'Arcangelis, C. L. (1994). Women and political culture. In J. Spence (Ed.), El Salvador's Elections of the Century: Results, Recommendations, Analysis. Washington, DC: Hemisphere Initiatives.