Kristen Bos

Areas of Interest

  • Indigenous feminisms
  • Feminist, decolonial and Indigenous science and technology studies
  • Environmental justice
  • Material culture
  • Intersectional, transnational, decolonial, feminist and queer theory

Biography

Kristen Bos is Assistant Professor of Indigenous Science and Technology Studies in the Historical Studies Department at the University of Toronto Mississauga with a graduate appointment in Women and Gender Studies Institute. She is also the Co-Director of the Technoscience Research Unit, an Indigenous-led environmental justice lab at the University of Toronto responsible for the Pollution Reporter App.

She is an Indigenous feminist researcher trained in archaeological approaches to material culture as well as an Indigenous science and technology studies (STS) researcher, who is concerned the relationship between colonial, gendered, and environmental violence. Kristen is urban M├ętis based in Toronto, but her homeland is northern Alberta where prairie transitions into boreal forest.

Her forthcoming book manuscript, what the seed beads saw: Indigenous Feminist Disruptions of Colonial, Gendered and Environmental Violence, engages with glass seed beads as witnesses to the multiscalar and transnational violence of colonialism, but extends the scope of bead relations into the chemical, technological and extractive regimes that shape our current world.

Education

PhD, University of Toronto (expected 2020-21)

MSt, University of Oxford

Selected Publications

what the seed beads saw: Indigenous Feminist Disruptions of Colonial, Gendered and Environmental Violence, forthcoming.

Teaching