Dale Turner

(Interim Director) Associate Professor, Centre for Indigenous Studies and Department of Political Science

Dale Turner (Ph.D. Philosophy, McGill University, 1998) is Associate Professor in the FAS Department of Political Science and Centre for Indigenous Studies at the University of Toronto.


His research interests include Indigenous politics, contemporary Indigenous intellectual culture, contemporary political theory, and the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is the author of This is not a peace pipe: towards a critical Indigenous philosophy (University of Toronto Press, 2006). Professor Turner publishes on Aboriginal rights in Canada and contemporary Indigenous intellectual culture. Recent articles focus on the role of Indigenous spirituality in contemporary Indigenous politics. He is a citizen of the Temagami First Nation in northern Ontario from his father’s side of the family and a citizen of the United Kingdom on his mother’s side of the family.