Curriculum vitae

RESEARCH INTEREST: white settler-colonialism, justice education, futurities, new materialisms, queer and trans theories and ecologies, affect, embodied/visceral/affective and emotional geographies, inhumanisms/non-humans, anti-blackness on stolen land



PhD Student, Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University

2014 – 2016                  

Master of Arts, International Development with Specialization in Feminist Studies, Thesis Option, University of Ottawa .“The Replication of Settler-Colonial Logic in International Development Education: Calling For Global Citizens to Engage with Intimacy of the Settler-Colonial Apocalypse”

2011 – 2014                  

Bachelor of Arts, graduated with Distinction, Women’s Studies, Concordia University, Montreal Includes an Exchange for specialization in Post-Colonialism at IIT  MADRAS, Chennai, India.

2009 – 2011    

D.E.C. Social Sciences (Cégep),Dawson College, Montreal

Work Experience 


Teaching Assistantships

  • Winter 2017 “Body Matters: The Politics of Bodies” with professor Louise Edmonds
  • Fall 2016: “Trangender Identities” with professor Esther Post
  • Fall 2015: “Women and Diversities: Gender, Race, Class and (Dis)Abilities” with professor Christabelle Sethna
  • Winter 2015: “Femmes, Genres, et Féminismes” with professor Hilda Joyce Portilla
  • Fall 2014: “Indigenous Feminisms and Aboriginal Women’s Struggles with professor Claudette Commanda


  • Assembly of First Nations, Junior Policy Analyst in Public Health


Forthcoming Publication

Bazinet, T. (2018) Naturalized Settler-Colonial Logics in International Development Education in Canada: Global Citizens as Complicit in Occupation, in Unsettling Eurocentrism in the Westernized University. Julie Cupples (Eds). Routledge.

Coates, T., Fitzpatrick, K. & Bazinet, T. (2017) Indigenous Peoples and Development: A New Perspective on Development and First Nations. Edited by Masaeli, M.  & Mundro, L. T. Canada and The Challenges of International Development and Globalization. Ottawa: Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa.

Research Assistantship

January-May 2016, Feminist Institute, Complutense University, Madrid, Spain, Projects include developing a seminar on Resurgence led by Indigenous Women  in Settler-colonial Canada, analyzing the public discourse via medias in Spain on  the intersection between migration, race, sex trafficking and sex work.              

Communications Given

March 2017. “Bring it Back to Earth: Decolonization and Settler-Colonial Logics in Space Exploration”, To the Ends of the Earth Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

November 2016, “Feel Good Reconciliation, Pleasant Decolonization, and Token Indigenization in University Classrooms“, Maamwizing Conference, Laurentian University, Sudbury

November 2016, “The Land is Also Saying No”: Agentic and Queer Matter in Decolonization”, Decolonizing Conference, University of Toronto

February 2015, “Settler-Colonial Logic in Curriculums as an Obstacle to Decolonization:Unsettling International Development Education”, Decolonizing the Academy, University of Edinburgh

Invited Communications

February 2017,  Panelist, University of Ottawa’s Fourth Annual International Development Week Conference (IDW)

June 2016 , “Settler-Colonialism, Décolonialité et Racisme au Canada” (Settler-Colonialism, Decoloniality And Racism In Canada). Séminaire d’Études Décoloniales (Seminar of Decolonial Studies). Limoges University, France.


Other Publications

Bazinet, T. (2017) Val d’Or, Indigenous Women and Police Sexual Abuse: 37 Cases and No Justice. The Leveller, 9 (4).


November 2015, “Settler’s Relationship to the Land and Food Sovereignty”, Food Security Day, Sustainable Development Centre

February 2015, “Problematizing Settler Leadership in Environmental Movements”, Carleton Food Collective Community Event

February 2015, “Solidarity Building and Responsibility regarding Indigenous Women who have been Murdered and who are Missing”, given in French, University of Ottawa

October 2013, “History of Feminism in Canada and Current Feminist Issues”, IIT Madras, India



  • PhD Representative of the Indigenous and Canadian Studies Grad Community (ICGC) at the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA), Carleton University
  • Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa (IPSMO) organizer


  • Course completed: Introduction to Anishinaabemowin
  • KAIROS workshop facilitator during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
  • Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa (IPSMO) organizer
  • Bilingual Workshop co-facilitator for Canadian Roots Exchange (Blanket Exercise)


  • Bilingual Representative for the Feminist Studies Graduate Student Association
  • Campaign Volunteer for Quebec Solidaire during the Quebec Elections
  • Outreach for Center for Gender Advocacy, Including campaigns such as MMIW2GS and Fee Levy Cuts, Concordia University
  • Host for International Congress on French Knowledge (83RD ACFAS), Concordia     University



  • Admission Scholarship for PhD in Canadian Studies,  Carleton University
  • Charlotte-Whitton Fellowship, Carleton University
  • Charron-Duhamel Family Scholarship, University of Ottawa

2014 – 2015

  • Admission Scholarship, University of Ottawa

2012, 2013, 2014

  • Dean’s List, GPA over 3.75


  • Campaign for a New Millennium Student Contribution Bursary Arts &  Science, Concordia University


  •  Louise Rousselle Trottier Bursary In Arts and Science, Concordia  University


  • Richard T. Stilwell Sr. Memorial Entrance Bursary, Concordia University