An award winning researcher and creative writer whose work focuses broadly on marginalized peoples and geographies, Sarah de Leeuw grew up and has spent most of her life in Northern British Columbia, including Haida Gwaii and Terrace. She is the Research Director of the Health Arts Research Centre and teaches in the areas of Indigenous peoples well-being and health humanities.
Research and Expertise
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- Magrane, E., Russo, L., de Leeuw, S., & Perez, C. S. (Eds.). (2019). Geopoetics in Practice. Routledge.
- de Leeuw, S. and Hunt, S. (2018). Unsettling decolonizing geographies. Geography Compass, 12(7), e12376.
- Greenwood, M., de Leeuw, S., and Lindsay, N., Eds. (2018). 2nd Edition Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health in Canada: Beyond the Social. Toronto, Ont.: Canadian Scholars’ Press. 364 pgs.
- de Leeuw, S. (2017). Where it Hurts. Edmonton, Alberta: NeWest Press.
- de Leeuw, S. (2017). Writing as Righting: Truth and Reconciliation, Poetics, and New Geo-Graphing in Colonial Canada. The Canadian Geographer. 61:3. 306-318.
- de Leeuw, S. (2016). Tender Grounds: Intimate Visceral Violence and British Columbia’s Colonial Geographies. Political Geography. Special Issue on Violence.
- PhD, Queens, Cultural Historical Geography
- MA, UNBC, Interdisciplinary Studies (Geography & English)
- BFA, University of Victoria, Creative Writing