I am now working on digital anthropology which is a new research thrust for me as. This continues my focus on anti-racism. Hence, I am shifting my focus to settlers while still focusing on how settlers represent Aboriginal peoples. Here I examine racist websites maintained by Canadian settlers against Aboriginal peoples. I continue my focus on critical discourse analysis but also use a whole host of new theoretical and methodological tools to work in this new context. My other recent research interests include:
- Critical discourse analyses of news media concerning Aboriginal peoples in Canada, specifically in cities, revealing the ideological underpinnings of non-Aboriginal representations of, for example, the Caledonia land claim dispute.
- Research on Aboriginal cosmopolitanism and how Aboriginal peoples are using the internet to reach-in to local communities but also reach out to non-Aboriginal peoples in the creation of identity, communities and oppositional projects. This research was done in the context of analyzing Aboriginal hip hop and rap at local, regional, national and international levels.
- Critical discourse analyses of news media concerning Aboriginal peoples in Canada, specifically in cities, in the context of John Stackhouse’s Canada’s Apartheid Welcome to Harlem on the Prairies, a multi-part Globe and Mail investigative report.