Patricia McGuire is a professor at Carleton University’s School of Social Work. She has worked in direct practice and with post-secondary and Indigenous institutes.
McGuire is Anishinaabe Wiisaakodewikwe. She is affiliated with Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabe, and has community connections at Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabe. A consistent theme in her work is creating respectful frameworks for including Anishinaabe knowledge(s) in broader academic, social and political contexts.
She completed a master’s degree in Sociology at Lakehead University in 2003 and received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan. Her 2013 dissertation was entitled Anishinaabe Giikeedaasiwin – Indigenous knowledge: An Exploration of Resilience. McGuire has written peer-reviewed articles and co-edited First Voices – An Aboriginal Women’s Reader. Her research program is in Indigenous knowledge(s), resilience, healing practices, safe spaces and community resurgence, as well as ethical research with Indigenous people.