Johannah Bird, MA

Johannah Bird
Instructor in English Faculty of Arts and Science


BA, Briercrest College and Seminary, 2010
MA, University of Waterloo, 2012


Indigenous literature, representations of Indigenous people in literature


Johannah has spent much of her life on the prairies with a few short stints in B.C., Ontario, and Russia. Her love of literature was sparked by her parents, and, in her undergraduate degree at Briercrest, Johannah became more concerned with the ways literature can inform, reflect, disrupt, and transform our understanding of the world. When she teaches, she not only introduces students to a variety of texts and literary worlds but also encourages students to respond to these texts and reflect on the relationship between art and life.