March 22, 2022
Selena Couture is a white settler scholar and Associate Professor (Drama) at U of Alberta in Treaty 6 territory / Métis Region No.4. She writes about history, performance and relationships to land: deconstructing settler colonial whiteness and possession while foregrounding the maintenance of Indigenous places through performance.
Publications include, Against the Current and Into the Light: Performing History and Land in Coast Salish Territories and Vancouver’s Stanley Park and On this Patch of Grass: City Parks on Occupied Land (with her partner and daughters).She is a co-director of the Ecologies research cluster with Hemispheric Encounters and part of the Kule scholar cohort focusing on Climate Resilience in the 21st Century. She was an alternative school teacher in Vancouver for 20 years before studying for her doctorate in theatre at UBC. She also sits on the board of Solid State Community Industries.