Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning, 2017-18 IICSI postdoctoral fellow
We are pleased to welcome Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning as an IICSI postdoctoral fellow for the 2017-18 academic year. Dolleen is an Anishinaabe (Ojibwe/Irish) member of Kettle & Stony First Nation, and received her PhD from the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University. She also holds graduate degrees in contemporary art (MFA, Simon Fraser, 1997) and critical theory (MA, Western, 2005). Dolleen works at the intersection of Anishinaabe ontology and epistemology, critical theory, phenomenology, and art. Her dissertation Mnidoo-Worlding: Merleau-Ponty and Anishinaabe Philosophical Translations, turns to Ojibwe concepts such as mnidoo (spirit or other-than-human) to propose an interrelational theory of consciousness that involves a possession by these living potencies. Dolleen has started working at the IICSI-associated Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University.