University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Native Studies - Sherry Farrell Racette
Sherry Farrell Racette

Sherry Farrell-Racette
Associate Professor
BFA   University of Manitoba
MEd   Curriculum and Instruction, University of Regina
PhD   Interdisciplinary (Native Studies, Anthropology, History)
University of Manitoba
Office:  204C Isbister Bulding
Phone:  474-6720
Sherry Farrell Racette (Timiskaming First Nation / Irish) i

Dr. Sherry Farrell Racette: Dr. Farrell-Racette's research interests are wide ranging but include First Nations and Metis women's history, art history, musuem collections, First Nations and Metis traditional arts, issues of self-representation, and Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy. She splits her time between the Department of native Studies and the Women and Gender Studies. Most recently, Dr. Farrell-Racette worked as Lead Curatorial and Installation Advisor for the Walking With Our Sisters art installation.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: First Nations and Metis women’s history (and art history), First Nations and Metis work and educational history, Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy, contemporary First Nations art, photography, museum collections, First Nations and Metis traditional arts, , issues of representation and self-representation . . . .  wherever my attention-deficit (oops I mean eclectic) research methodologies take me.  I love drifting through the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives or any archive for that matter and opening random drawers in museum collections. Stories are my principal focus, stories of people, stories that objects tell, painting stories, telling stories and finding stories. 

Returning Fire, Pointing the Canon:  Aboriginal Photography as Resistance, In The Cultural Work of Photography in Canada (McGill-Queens University  Press, 2011). 
Nimble Fingers, Strong Backs:  First Nations and Metis Women in Fur Trade and Rural Economies.  In Indigenous Women and Work:  Transnational Perspectives (University of Illinois Press, 2011).
“I Want to Call Their Names in Resistance”:  Writing Aboriginal Women into Canadian Art History.  In Rethinking Professionalism: Essays on Women and Art in Canada, 1850-1970 (McGill-Queens University Press, 2011)

Co-editor and essay contributor:
This Fierce Love:  Gender, Women and Art Making.  In Art in Our Lives: Native Women Artists in Dialogue, Cynthia Chavez Lamar, Sherry Farrell-Racette, ed. with Lara Evans (SAR Press 2010). 
Traditional Arts and Media:  Resilience and Survivance.  In Clearing a Path:  New Ways of Seeing Traditional Indigenous Art, Carmen Robertson and Sherry Farrell-Racette, eds. (Canadian Plains Research Centre 2009).