• Mylène-Gamache
  • Assistant Professor

    Faculty of Arts
    Department of Indigenous Studies; Women's and Gender Studies Program
    223 Isbister
    183 Dafoe Road
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-7035

    Preferred pronouns: she/her


Currently accepting graduate students - yes

  • Master's


  • INDG 1220 - Indigenous Peoples in Canada, Part I
  • INDG/WOMN 2430 - Indigenous Women’s Stories
  • INDG/WOMN 2630 - Indigenous Feminisms
  • WOMN 3000 - Psychoanalysis, Femininity, and Race
  • INDG 4260/7260 - Critical Indigenous and Black Futurisms
  • INDG 4300/7220 - Indigenous Gendered Perspectives on Settler Colonial Violence


Mylène Yannick Gamache is a French Métis Assistant Professor cross-appointed in Indigenous Studies and Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Manitoba. Born and based in Winnipeg, she is Red River Métis by her mother line, with Carrière relations from St. Pierre-Jolys, MB, and Beauchemin relations from Île-des-Chênes via Grande Pointe, St. Vital, and St. Boniface. She is a member of l'Union Nationale Métisse Saint-Joseph du Manitoba, a Manitoba Métis Federation citizen and a Bison local member.


  • PhD (English), University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 2017
  • MA (Women's and Gender Studies), University of Toronto, 2012
  • BA Double Honours (Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies), University of Manitoba, 2011


Research interests

  • Psychoanalysis
  • Literary analysis and experimental theory
  • Indigenous feminisms
  • Inter-Indigenous world-building

Research summary

Mylène is one of five researchers and a founder of the Iapi Debwewin Aasaamb Co-Lab, an initiative funded by a 2022-2024 SSHRC Insight Development research grant. IDA's reading and writing practices aim to enact Indigenous relational governance as an everyday practice and their Indigenous feminist core values are informed by critical co- readings of historiographies on the Iron Alliance; a socio-political confederacy among Northern Plains Nakoda, Anishinaabe, Nêhiyaw, and Métis poly-kinetic peoples especially active in the 17th to 19th centuries. In the courses she teaches on Indigenous feminisms, Indigenous womxn’s storywork and Afro-Indigenous futurisms, she practices and engages in co-learning as a critical pedagogy. Her published works appear in Feminist Review and The Oxford Literary Review, with forthcoming publications in English Studies Canada, Living and Learning with Feminist Ethics and Poetics Today (University of Alberta Press) and Métis Coming Together: Sharing Our Stories and Knowledges (Peter Lang Publishing). 

Selected publications

  • Red River Readers (2024). ‘Métis in Multivocal Flux: Across, Between and Beyond Disciplinary Approaches to Métis Studies.’ Métis Coming Together: Sharing our Stories and Knowledges, Peter Lang Group AG (forthcoming).
  • Gamache, Mylène Yannick (2024). ‘"On s’en fait des rêves” (March 4, 1942): Reading Métis density across Lucile Beauchemin’s 20th century life writings.’ Métis Voices, UMP (forthcoming).
  • Gamache, Mylène Yannick (2023). ‘Becoming critical: on the limits and possibilities of learning with Indigenous womxn’s stories.’ Living and Learning with Feminist Ethics and Poetics Today, U of A Press (forthcoming).
  • Gamache, Mylène Yannick (2023). ‘Restorying Métis-Nêhiyaw Telepathies and Reading Unsettling Stories.’ English Studies in Canada, vol. 46, no. 4.
  • Gamache, Mylène Yannick. (2021). ‘Reading with Simpson and Lindberg: re-membering kinship ties, layered bodies, and visitation (w)rites.’ Feminist Review, vol. 128, no. 2, pp. 1-15.
  • Gamache, Mylène. (2020). ‘Mère-enfant, à-contresens: preserving scenes of terrible splendour in Cixous’s Homère est morte.' Oxford Literary Review, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 184-188.
  • Davies, Paul, Jemma Deer, Christoforos Diakoulakis, Mylène Gamache, Michael Naas, and Sarah Wood (2016). 'Responses to "Chance in Other Words."' Oxford Literary Review, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 296-308.
  • Boulay, Nadine, Mylène Gamache, Liz Millward, and Jen Portillo. (2012). ‘Desiring Young Les(bi)an Visionaries in the Archive.’ Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 27, no. 72, pp. 189-203.


  • 2023 - Indigenous Female Leader Award, Magnificent Women's Awards Gala
  • 2022 - Merit Award, Service Category, University of Manitoba and University of Manitoba Faculty Association

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