Dr. Jennifer Brant


Assistant Professor, CTL
(204) 474-7111
266 Education Building



Jennifer Brant is first and foremost a mother of two boys. She belongs to the Mohawk Nation with family ties to Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Jennifer has six years teaching experience with the Faculty of Education at Brock University where she completed her PhD in Education. Jennifer’s work as an educator is informed by Indigenous maternal pedagogies, and inspired by her passion for teaching Indigenous literature as an educational tool to inspire empathy, compassion, healing, and wellness. Jennifer recently co-edited "Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada." Through her community work, teaching, and writing, Jennifer is dedicated to encouraging all to engage in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action. 

2017 – PhD, Brock University
2011 – MEd, Brock University
2006 – BA, Brock University

Areas of Specialization
Indigenous maternal pedagogies
Indigenous literatures
Ethical space for cross-cultural dialogue

Research Interests
Indigenous community well-being; Indigenous pedagogies and methodologies; Indigenous women’s literature as a source of empowerment; Indigenous cultural identities; culturally relevant curriculum; holistic and transformative education; the advancement of ethical space for Indigenous scholarship, Education as a space to employ the TRC’s Calls to Action and promote empathy, cross-cultural understandings and support anti-racist education.

2017 – Jack Miller Award for Research Excellence, Brock University       
2013-2015 – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada              
Doctoral Award