Kirk Kitzul

Kirk Kitzul Title: Contract Faculty
Email: k.kitzul@uwinnipeg.ca

Biography:

Musician and interdisciplinary artist Kirk Kitzul is a Settler from Treaty 6 in the settlement of Saskatoon. His research and artistic practice are centred on tracing his ancestors’ lines of trespass from Ukraine and Scotland to Indigenous lands in so-called Canada. The primary themes in his work are settler colonialism, Ukrainian-Canadian folk practice, Indigenous-Settler relations, flashpoints, wampum, Canadian™ branding & nationalism, masculinity, policing, labour, natural disasters, and affect. Kitzul’s art practice spans mediums, including experimental sound art, photography, public art, video, poetry, digital design, illustration, and performance art. 

In 2016, Kitzul earned a Bachelor of Journalism with minors in Indigenous Studies and Law from Carleton University. This was followed by a Master of Arts under the supervision of Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller in Carleton’s School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. Kitzul’s graduate studies involved interview-based research into the phenomenon of “Settler Shock.” He has delivered guest lectures and conference presentations in places such as Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, and London, UK. 

Kitzul is currently a contract faculty with Women and Gender Studies and Indigenous Studies at UWinnipeg.