Dr. Lindsay Morcom

Dr. Lindsay Morcom (Ardoch Algonquin First Nation) holds the position as Canada Research Chair in Language Revitalization and Decolonizing Education, and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University, Canada. She earned her Master’s degree in Linguistics at First Nations University through the University of Regina in 2006 and completed her doctorate in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in 2010. She is an interdisciplinary researcher with experience in education, Indigenous languages, language revitalization, linguistics, and reconciliation.

Building on current on-reserve and urban research on language revitalization, she works in partnership with Indigenous communities to identify goals and best practices for education and language planning. Morcom also researches decolonizing and reconciliatory education. She is part of a collaborative research group made up of Indigenous and non-Indigenous female researchers at Canadian universities researching decolonizing and reconciliatory behavior at various academic institutions, and holds a collaborative SSHRC New Frontiers in Research grant that examines the use of virtual reality technology for building reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.