Ioana Radu

I am an interdisciplinary scholar, community-engaged researcher and educator based in Montreal. I focus on Indigenous wellbeing, knowledge mobilization, and oral history.

My pedagogical approach favors experiential and interdisciplinary learning with a strong focus on critical thinking, knowledge mobilization, and research-creation. I am dedicated to closing the gap between academic research and the public, especially mobilizing knowledge for community capacity building.


  • Ph.D. 2015

    Ph.D. Humanities

    Concordia University

  • M.A. 2002

    Public policy and public Administration

    Concordia University


  • Present2015

    Postdocoral fellow

    Aboriginal Peoples Research and Knowledge Network (DIALOG), Institut national de la recherche scientifique

  • Present2008

    Senior Lecturer

    First Peoples Studies Program, Concordia University

  • Present2009

    Associate Researcher

    Chisasibi Mental Wellness Team & Cree Board of Health and Social Services

Building decolonizing solidarities through research creation: mobilizing knowledge for social justice

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2016
    Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Prize in Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    Concordia University
  • 2016
    Best Oral History Project
    Canadian Oral History Association, Canadian Historical Association
  • 2016
    Award for Excellence in Oral History
    Center for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University
  • 2015
    Concordia Standout Award in Research Creation
    Concordia University