Marc Kruse, JD, is an associate with Rees Dyck Rogala Law Offices, where he practices criminal defense representing youth and adult clients. His research interests focus on the relationship between philosophical ethics, political philosophy, and law, with special focus on the ways educational institutions can ameliorate or exacerbate legal problems. He has published work on the moral foundations of professional ethics, social justice education, and Indigenous educational ethics. Kruse completed his JD at the University of Manitoba and teaches Indigenous Course Requirement (ICR) courses at the University of Winnipeg on Indigenous people in Canada and the law. He is a member of Muscowpetung First Nation in Saskatchewan.

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Selected Publications

  • Is Complicity in Oppression a Privilege? Towards Social Justice Education as Mutual Aid. Forthcoming publication in Harvard Education Review. (2021)
  • Is becoming an oppressor ever a privilege? Elite schools and social justice as mutual aid. In K. Swalwell & D.Spikes (Eds.) One Way to Make Change? Wrestling with Anti-Oppressive Education at Schools of Wealth and Whiteness. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. (2021)
  • Educating in the Seventh Fire: Debwewin, Mino-bimaadiziwin, and Ecological Justice. Published in Educational Theory, Vol. 69, Issue 5 (March 2020)
  • Injunctions by First Nations: A National Study, Published online. (2019)
  • The Four Principles of Educational Ethics? in Professional Ethics Education and Law of Canadian Teachers, The Canadian Association for Teacher Education, Electronic Book. (2018)
  • Indigenous Course Requirements: A Liberal-Democratic Justification published in Philosophical Inquiry in Education. Vol 25, No 2. (2018)
  • Towards a Professional Understanding paper published in Ethics and Education (vol. 11 2016) This volume has been turned into a book. (January 2016)
  • Ethics in Professional Education Christopher Martin, Claudia Ruitenberg. (March 2018)