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Angele Alook

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School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

Assistant Professor

Office: Founders College, 209
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66634
Email: alook@yorku.ca
Primary website: The Just Powers Project
Secondary website: The Corporate Mapping Project


Dr. Angele Alook is an Assistant Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University. As a member of Bigstone Cree Nation in Treaty 8 territory, her research has mainly focused on the political economy of oil and gas in Alberta. She specializes in Indigenous feminisms, life course approaches, Indigenous research methodologies, cultural identity, and the sociology of family and work.

She is a co-investigator on the SSHRC-funded (Partnership Grant) Corporate Mapping Project, where she completed research with the Parkland Institute on Indigenous experiences in Alberta’s oil industry and its gendered impact on working families. Angele is also a member of the Just Powers research team, a SSHRC-funded Insight Grant. Angele is a member of the Just Powers research team, which is a SSHRC-funded Insight Grant. Through the Just Powers project Angele has been able to produce a documentary called "Pikopaywin: It is broken" which features stories on the land with Indigenous traditional land users, environmental officers, and elders. She is directing her research toward a just transition of Alberta’s economy and labour force and the impact climate change has on traditional Treaty 8 territory.

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Degrees

PhD in Sociology, York University
M.A. in Sociology, University of Alberta
B.A. in Anthropology, University of Alberta

Research Interests

Gender Issues , Indigenous Peoples, Labour Studies, Sociology of Family and Work, Indigenous feminism, and Indigenous Research Methodologies, The Political Economy of Oil, Just Transition, Climate Justice
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Alook, A. & Hussey, I & Hill, N. (2021). “Indigenous gendered experiences of work in an oil-dependent, rural Alberta community”. Regime of Obstruction: How Corporate Power Blocks Energy Democracy. Ed. William Carroll.

2021

Alook, A. (2018).“Indigenous Families: Migration, Resistance, and Resilience”. Continuity and Innovation: Canadian Families in the New Millennium. Ed. Amber Gazso & Karen Kobayashi. Toronto: Nelson Education.

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/GWST2512 6.0 A Race, Gender & Sexuality LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/GWST2512 6.0 A Race, Gender & Sexuality LECT


Dr. Angele Alook is an Assistant Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University. As a member of Bigstone Cree Nation in Treaty 8 territory, her research has mainly focused on the political economy of oil and gas in Alberta. She specializes in Indigenous feminisms, life course approaches, Indigenous research methodologies, cultural identity, and the sociology of family and work.

She is a co-investigator on the SSHRC-funded (Partnership Grant) Corporate Mapping Project, where she completed research with the Parkland Institute on Indigenous experiences in Alberta’s oil industry and its gendered impact on working families. Angele is also a member of the Just Powers research team, a SSHRC-funded Insight Grant. Angele is a member of the Just Powers research team, which is a SSHRC-funded Insight Grant. Through the Just Powers project Angele has been able to produce a documentary called "Pikopaywin: It is broken" which features stories on the land with Indigenous traditional land users, environmental officers, and elders. She is directing her research toward a just transition of Alberta’s economy and labour force and the impact climate change has on traditional Treaty 8 territory.

Degrees

PhD in Sociology, York University
M.A. in Sociology, University of Alberta
B.A. in Anthropology, University of Alberta

Research Interests

Gender Issues , Indigenous Peoples, Labour Studies, Sociology of Family and Work, Indigenous feminism, and Indigenous Research Methodologies, The Political Economy of Oil, Just Transition, Climate Justice

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Alook, A. & Hussey, I & Hill, N. (2021). “Indigenous gendered experiences of work in an oil-dependent, rural Alberta community”. Regime of Obstruction: How Corporate Power Blocks Energy Democracy. Ed. William Carroll.

2021

Alook, A. (2018).“Indigenous Families: Migration, Resistance, and Resilience”. Continuity and Innovation: Canadian Families in the New Millennium. Ed. Amber Gazso & Karen Kobayashi. Toronto: Nelson Education.

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/GWST2512 6.0 A Race, Gender & Sexuality LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/GWST2512 6.0 A Race, Gender & Sexuality LECT