On the Edge

On the Edge is a speaker series featuring cutting edge research presented by scholars and researchers from Edmonton's academic community. The following presentations are presented with the University of Alberta's Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Daisy Raphael's PhD research takes a critical look at Canada 150, drawing on research by Indigenous and anti-racist scholars. She examines a central paradox of Canada 150, namely its grounding in the problematic Doctrine of Discovery at the same time as it celebrates Indigenous peoples and people of colour as supporting characters in the story of Confederation and nation-building. She is interested in the ways in which national narratives and celebrations like Canada 150 shape citizenship, defined as formal belonging to a country. In particular, how does Canada 150 impact citizens feelings about land and the nation-state of Canada? Daisy explores the ways in which Canada 150 promotes national belonging and inclusion in part by obscuring often untold stories of violence and dispossession. Daisy is interested in the way happy stories of belonging and inclusion promote feelings of emotional attachment to the nation, conferring legitimacy on a nation-state that is currently in the midst of a legitimacy crisis. 

Daisy Raphael is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta the recipient of a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Daisy completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Lethbridge before coming to the University of Alberta to do a Master's degree. Daisy is a Teaching Fellow at the Peter Lougheed Leadership College where she teaches interdisciplinary and intersectional theories and concepts in leadership studies. 

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