Professor in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada
Sarah Hunt is a professor in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. She is an Indigenous scholar from the Kwagiulth community of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation. For over 15 years, Sarah has collaborated with Indigenous people and communities to implement Indigenous and decolonial approaches in research on issues of violence, justice, gender, education and health. In 2014, she was awarded a Governor General’s Gold Medal for her research on the relationship between law and violence in ongoing colonial relations in British Columbia, asking how violence gains visibility through Indigenous and Canadian socio-legal discourse and action. She was the 2017 recipient of the Glenda Laws Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues. Sarah's writing has been published in numerous international academic journals and anthologies, as well as in reports and popular media aimed at community and government audiences.