Paul Gareau

Paul L. Gareau is Métis and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. His research, publications, and teaching explore the Métis experiences of religion, the legacy of colonial discourses on Indigenous and ethno-cultural minorities, and the multiplicity of experience in rural spaces. Grounded in Métis Studies and Indigenous Studies as well as Religious Studies, Gareau’s work centres on theory and methodology around relationality, gender, Indigenous epistemologies, land and place, and sovereignty/peoplehood.


Publications include: “Mary and the Métis: Religion as a Site for New Insight in Métis Studies,” in New Directions in Contemporary Métis Studies, ed. Chris Andersen, Adam Gaudry, and Jennifer Adese (Vancouver: UBC Press, forthcoming); “Army of Mary: Quebec Nationalism and Catholic Heterodoxy,” in The Mystical Geography of Quebec: Catholic Schisms and New Religious Movements, ed. Susan J. Palmer, Martin Geoffroy, and Paul L. Gareau (Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2020); and “Occupying the Margins of Society: Operationalizing Minority Identity Politics among Youth within the Canadian Catholic New Evangelization,” in The Changing Faces of Catholicism: National Processes and Central, Local, and Institutional Strategies, ed. Solange Lefebvre and Alfonso Pérez-Agote, vol. 9, Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion (Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2018).