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Melanie Braith

Melanie Braith Title: CRYTC Research Coordinator, Project Manager of Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Īthiniwak
Phone: 204.786.9351
Email: m.braith@uwinnipeg.ca


  • 2014 B.A. British and American Studies (University of Konstanz)
  • 2016 M.A. English Literature (University of Konstanz)
  • 2020 Ph.D. English (University of Manitoba)


Dr. Melanie Braith is the Senior Research Associate of the Six Seasons of the Asiniskaw Īthiniwak Partnership Project, and the Research Coordinator for the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures at the University of Winnipeg. She holds a PhD in Indigenous literatures from the University of Manitoba and her research focuses on traditional Indigenous storytelling and its contemporary manifestations and reinventions. Her dissertation focused on the relationships between storytelling, literature, and testimony in the context of residential school stories. She is from Germany and worked as a journalist for print, online, and TV before she came to Winnipeg for her PhD.


  • Spring 2021: ““So the names were pulled / From the depths”: Gregory Scofield’s Poetics of Witnessing” Rising Up Conference Proceedings Publication, edited by Laura Forsythe and Jennifer Markides, DIO Press.
  • (Fall/Winter 2020) “We Are Here Now”: The Generative Refusal of Fictional Residential School Diaries” Studies in American Indian Literatures Special Issue: “Sovereign Histories, Gathering Bones, Embodying Land.”
  • Spring 2019: “Residential School Photography: From Photographic Propaganda to Empowering Pictures” Research Journeys in/to Multiple Ways of Knowing, edited by Laura Forsythe and Jennifer Markides, DIO Press, 2019. 165-174.
  • Spring 2019: “’Bih’kee-yan’: Richard Wagamese’s Keeper’n Me and the Imaginative Renewal of Relationships” Vienna Working Papers in Canadian Studies, Online Journal of The Center for Canadian Studies, University of Vienna. 85-103.