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Anna Hoefnagels


Phone:613-520-2600 x 3737
Office:A815 Loeb Building

Anna Hoefnagels is a co-director of the Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education (CIRCLE). An assistant professor in Carleton’s Music program, she is an ethnomusicologist specializing in Indigenous music, the music of Canada, and music and gender.

“It’s an honour to be a member of Carleton University’s Indigenous Strategic Initiative Committee and to participate in the important discussions that are happening at Carleton University around Indigenous initiatives,” said Hoefnagels. “I hope to contribute meaningfully to new initiatives and am excited for the work ahead of us.”

Hoefnagels collaborates with Indigenous women in urban communities to explore Indigenous music-making in the context of cultural reclamation and recovery, examining the inter-generational effects of colonialism on Indigenous women in Canada and the use of music and music-making activities in women’s personal journeys of cultural recovery.

Her research interests include learning more about the connections between political activism in Canada and the important role of music in rallies and demonstrations for community building, solidarity and empowerment.

With other members of CIRCLE, Hoefnagels has also been collaborating with the Native North American Traveling College in the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne. Their community-defined research projects examine the role of the college and cultural educators in fostering cultural renewal and pride among community members and cross-cultural understanding in local non-Mohawk communities.