Meagan McLay

BA Student, Criminology, University of Alberta

Meagan is a 4th-year Undergraduate student in the criminology program at the University of Alberta situated on ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ (Amiskwacîwâskahikan), Treaty 6 Territory and Métis Homeland (Edmonton, Alberta). They have an interest in decolonizing the power relations embedded in social institutions that ultimately lead to barriers that impact the lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples, migrants, climate refugees, peoples of colour, females, and LGBPTQ2S+.  They work with Dr. Sourayan Mookerjea to perform various tasks regarding feminism, energy politics, petro politics, climate politics, and the criminological use of media. Additionally, Meagan received an Undergraduate Research Initiative stipend and is interested in how the media uses degrading stereotypes and simplistic conglomerated narratives of Indigenous Peoples to unjustly perpetuate the subjugation of Indigenous voices and sovereignty.