Andrew Woolford Ph.D.
I am a professor of Sociology & Criminology and former president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars. Much of my current research is centred in the field of genocide studies, with specific emphasis on cultural techniques of group destruction deployed against Indigenous Peoples in North America. This focus is best reflected in my 2015 book, “This Benevolent Experiment”: Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide and Redress in North America (University of Nebraska Press and the University of Manitoba Press). However, I also maintain broad interests in the fields of Sociology, Socio-Legal Studies, and Criminology. Another research project has further expanded my scholarly boundaries and brought me into contact with new fields and themes: representation, empathy, affect, and human-computer interaction, to name but a few. This is a project built upon decolonizing/unsettling and community-led research principles through which my team will design, build and test a virtual Indian Residential School to analyze the educational and empathy-inducing potential of contemporary forms of virtual and augmented reality technology. I am also working with Survivors from the Assiniboia Residential School to advance public knowledge about and commemoration of their former school, which was located in the River Heights Neighbourhood of Winnipeg. I have most recently undertaken a project titled “Symbiotic Destruction: Genocide, Human Groups, and the Natural World”, which examines human and other-than-human relations in the context of genocide.
Ph.D. (Sociology) University of British Columbia 2002
M.A.(Sociology) University of Western Ontario 1996
B.A. (Honours Sociology) University of Victoria 1993
Introduction to Criminology
Criminal Justice and Corrections
Genocide, Crime and Society
Sociology of Law
Theorizing Crime, Law and Social Justice
Selected Topics in Criminology: Crime and the Camps
Selected Topics in Criminology: Critical Criminology and Genocide Studies
Selected Topics in Criminology: Restorative Justice
Selected Topics in Criminology: Truth and Reconciliation
Sociology of Law and Social Justice
2018 Wanda Hounslow (MA, Sociology) “Genocide and the Maintenance of Power: Settler Colonialism, Carcerality, and the New Liberal Order, 1950-1970” (supervisor)
2015 Amanda Nelund, Sociology “Engendering Alternative Justice: Criminalized Women, Alternative Justice, and Neoliberalism” (supervisor).
2014 Natalia Ilyniak (MA, Sociology) “’To rob the world of a people’: An Instance of Colonial Genocide in the Fort Alexander Indian Residential School” (advisor)
2014 Peter Karari, (PhD, Peace and Conflict Studies) “Ethnopolitical Violence, Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding in Kenya: Nurturing a Tripartite Hybridity” (advisor).
2014 Ryan Couling (MA, Sociology) “Investigating Smartphones—there’s a theory for that: Smartphones as an Assemblage and Apparatus (aadvisor).
2011 Stefan Wolejszo, (PhD, Sociology) “Sine Qua Non: Canadian Criminalization of War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide” (advisor).
2011 Konstantin Petoukhov (MA, Sociology) “An Evaluation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada…” (advisor).
2011 Tina Sorenson (MA, Sociology) “Compromised Masculinities: Issues Surrounding Rape and Sexual Torture of Men in Conflict Situations” (advisor).
2010 Colleen Pawlychka, (MA, Sociology) “Redefining Justice: The Framing of Contemporary Restorative Justice in Film” (advisor).
2009 Ryanne Harrison (MA, Sociology) “The Rwandan Genocide and the International Media: A Two Stage Analysis of Newspaper Coverage” (advisor)
2006 Kim Spiers (MA, Sociology) ”Restorative Justice in South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission” (advisor)
2019 Prairie Skye Young-Brown (Sociology & Criminology) “’A Cage No One Has the Keys for’: Indian Residential Schools, Gender and the Heteronormative Body
2019 Carly Luchuk (Sociology & Criminology) “The Indian Residential School System: Canada’s Legacy of Genocide”
2017 Emily Gerbrandt (Sociology) “Governing Bodies: A Visual Analysis of Colonial Patriarchy in Manitoban Indian Residential Schools from 1920 to 1950”
2016 Wanda Hounslow (Sociology) “In The Name of Progress and Power: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Settler-Colonial Regulation and Discipline in Print Media”
2016 Keegan Murray (Sociology) “Tolerance Or Militancy: A Discourse Analysis of Online Comments in the Straight Edge Movement”
2015 Ranju Upanhyaya (Sociology) “Ferguson: A Case Study of Pacification” (advisor)
2015 Claudia Serré (Sociology) “Seeking the Answer: A Cambodian Case Study” (advisor)
2015 Corey Chan (Sociology) “Restoring a Nation Through the Needs of the Victims of the Rwandan Genocide” (advisor)
2015 Candace Corroll (Sociology) “Gendercide of Aboriginal Girls in Canadian Residential Schools” (advisor)
2012 James Gacek (Sociology) “""What is the Truth?": Assessing the Adequacy of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for the Reconstruction of Post-Conflict Societies" (advisor)
2011 Nicole Palidwor (Sociology) “Hip-hop Counterpublics: Marginalized youth and JustTV” (advisor)
2009 Konstantin Petoukhov (Sociology) “Justice Self-Determination of the Navajo and the Mohawk Nations: A Comparative Case Study” (advisor)
2009 Alicia Sosa Lerin (Sociology) ““Indigenous Land Policies in Mexico and Brazil: Is Neoliberalism the All-Encompassing Doctrine?” (advisor)
2008 Iain MacLeod (Sociology) “The Potential of Restorative Justice for Addressing Youth Auto Theft in Winnipeg” (advisor)
2008 Charles Mulvenna (Sociology) “Mobilizing Terror: An Analysis of al Qaeda” advisor
Areas of Specialization
Genocide Studies, Indigenous-Settler Relations, Informal Justice, Sociology of Law, Criminology, Neoliberalism and the Inner City, Transitional Justice, Social Movements.
Historical and archival methods, interviewing, discourse analysis, ethnographic field research, decolonizing/unsettled methods.
Andrew Woolford and Amanda Nelund. 2019. The Politics of Restorative Justice: A Critical Introduction, Second Edition. Fernwood Publishing.
• Andrew Woolford. 2009. The Politics of Restorative Justice: A Critical Introduction, Fernwood Publishing (176 pp.).
• Listed by Choice (the publication of the American Library Association) as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009.
Andrew Woolford. 2015. “This Benevolent Experiment”: Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide and Redress in North America co-published by the University of Nebraska, Indigenous Education Series and the University of Manitoba Press.
• Short-listed for the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction,
Manitoba Book Awards, 2016.
• Listed by Choice (the publications of the American Library Association)
as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2016.
Andrew Woolford and R.S. Ratner. 2008. Informal Reckonings: Conflict Resolution in Mediation, Restorative Justice, and Reparations. Routledge-Cavendish.
Andrew Woolford. 2005. Between Justice and Certainty: Treaty-Making in British Columbia. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
Andrew Woolford and Jeff Benvenuto (Eds.) 2017. Canada and Colonial Genocide. Milton, UK: Routledge.
Karen Busby, Adam Muller, and Andrew Woolford (eds.) 2015. The Idea of a Human Rights Museum. University of Manitoba Press.
Andrew Woolford and Jeff Benvenuto (eds.) 2015. Canada and Colonial Genocide: Special Issue of the Journal of Genocide Research.
Andrew Woolford, Jeff Benvenuto, and Alexander Hinton (eds.) 2014. Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America. Duke University Press.
Bryan Hogeveen, Joane Martel and Andrew Woolford (eds.). 2006. “Law, Crime and Critique” Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. September 48 (5).
Refereed Journal Articles
Andrew Woolford and Wanda Hounslow. 2018. “Criminology’s Time: Critical Reflections on the Temporality of Harm at the Assiniboia Residential School,” State Crime 7(2): 199-221.
Andrew Woolford and James Gacek. 2016. "Genocidal Carcerality and Indian Residential Schools in Canada." Punishment and Society 18(4): 400-419.
Andrew Woolford. 2016. "Unsettling Genocide and Transforming Group Relations in Canada" ["Repenser le concept de genocide en dehors du colonialism et transformer let relations de groupe au Canada"] Directions: Research and Policy on Race Relations in Canada, Special Issue on The Power of Words, Winter: 44-57.
Andrew Woolford. 2015. "Unsettling Genocide Studies at the Eleventh Conference of the International Association of Genocide Scholars, July 16-19, 2014, Winnipeg-Canada: A Conference Summary" Genocide Studies and Prevention.
Andrew Woolford and Jeff Benvenuto. 2015. "Introduction: Canada and Colonial Genocide," Journal of Genocide Research, 17 (4): 373-390.
R.S. Ratner, Andrew Woolford and Andrew Patterson. 2014. “Obstacles on the Path to Post-Genocide Repair: A Comparative Analysis, 1945-2010” International Journal of Comparative Sociology June 55 (4): 229-259.
Andrew Woolford and Bryan Hogeveen. 2014. “Public Criminology in the Cold City” Radical Criminology 4: 17-36.
Andrew Woolford. 2013. “The Next Generation: Criminology, Genocide Studies, and Settler Colonialism.” Critica Penal Y Poder 5 September: 163-185. In Spanish and English.
Andrew Woolford and Amanda Nelund. 2013. “The Responsibilities of the Poor: Performing Neoliberal Citizenship within the Social Service Field.” Social Service Review 87(2): 292-318.
Sonia Bookman and Andrew Woolford. 2013. “Policing (by) the Urban Brand: Policing Order in Winnipeg’s Exchange District.” Social and Cultural Geography 14 (3): 300-317.
Andrew Woolford. 2013. “Nodal Repair and Networks of Destruction: Residential Schools, Colonial Genocide and Redress in Canada.” Settler Colonial Studies 3 (1): 61-77.
Andrew Woolford and Amelia Curran. 2013. “Community Positions, Neoliberal Dispositions: Neoliberalism, Welfare, and Reflexivity within the Social Service Field.” Critical Sociology 39 (1): 45-63.
Andrew Woolford. 2011. “Transition and Transposition: Genocide, Land, and the British Columbia Treaty Process.” New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry 4 (2): http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/newproposals/article/view/2010.
Andrew Woolford and Amelia Curran. 2011.“Limited Autonomy, Neoliberal Domination, and Ethical Distancing in the Social Services.” Critical Social Policy 31(4): 583-606.
Andrew Woolford and Jasmine Thomas. 2011. “Exception and Deputization under Today’s NDP: Neoliberalism, the Third Way and Crime Control in Manitoba.” Canadian Journal of Law & Society 26 (1): 113-132.
Andrew Woolford. 2010. “The Fuhrer Gives the Jews a Town: The Art of Impression Management in Theresienstadt.” Crime Media Culture 6 (2): 87-104.
Andrew Woolford and R.S. Ratner. 2010. “Disrupting the Informal-Formal Justice Complex: On the Transformative Potential of Civil Mediation, Restorative Justice and Reparations Politics.” Contemporary Justice Review 13(1): 5-17.
Andrew Woolford. 2009. “Ontological Destruction: Genocide and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.” Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal (Special Issue edited by Robyn Hitchcock and Samuel Totten) 4, 1, April: 81-97.
• Excerpted in Genocide: A Reader, edited by Jens Meierhenrich, Oxford, UK: Oxford
University Press (2013).
R.S. Ratner and Andrew Woolford. 2008. “Mesomobilization and Fragile Coalition: Aboriginal Politics and Treaty-Making in British Columbia.” Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (edited by Patrick Coy and Isodor Walliman) 28: 113-36.
Jessica Woolford and Andrew Woolford. 2007. “Abortion and Genocide: The Unbridgeable Gap.” Social Politics 14 (1): 126-153.
Andrew Woolford and Stefan Wolejszo. 2006. “Collecting on Moral Debts: Reparations, The Holocaust, and the Porrajmos.” Law & Society Review 40 (4): 871-902.
Bryan Hogeveen and Andrew Woolford. 2006. “Critical Criminology and Possibility in the Neoliberal Ethos.” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 48 (5): 681-702.
Joane Martel, Bryan Hogeveen and Andrew Woolford. 2006. “The State of Critical Scholarship in Critical Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies in Canada: An Introductory Essay.” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 48 (5): 633-646.
Andrew Woolford, Joane Martel and Bryan Hogeveen. 2006. “Introduction: An Opening.” Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice 48 (5): 631-632.
Andrew Woolford. 2006. “Making Genocide Unthinkable: Three Guidelines for a Critical Criminology of Genocide.” Critical Criminology 14 (1): 87-106.
Andrew Woolford and R.S. Ratner. 2005. “Selling Mediation: The Marketing of Alternative Dispute Resolution.” Peace and Conflict Studies Journal 12 (1): 1-21.
Andrew Woolford. 2004. “The Limits of Justice: Certainty, Affirmative Repair, and Aboriginality.” The Journal of Human Rights 3 (4): 429-444.
Andrew Woolford and R.S. Ratner. 2004. “A Measured Sovereignty: The Politics of Nation-Making in British Columbia.” The Canadian Journal of Native Studies 24 (2): 253-286.
Andrew Woolford. 2004. “Negotiating Affirmative Repair: Symbolic Violence in the British Columbia Treaty Process.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 29 (1): 111-144.
Andrew Woolford and R.S. Ratner. 2003. “Nomadic Justice: Restorative Justice on the Margins of Law.” Social Justice 30 (1): 177-194.
Andrew Woolford. 2001. “Tainted Space: Representations of Injection-Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.” BC Studies 129, Spring: 27-50.
Andrew Woolford. 2019. “The Things of Genocide and the Genocide of Things: Reflections on the Photography of Rafiki Ubaldo.” In Rwanda ’94: Beyond Space and Time, Edited by Rafiki Ubaldo and Frank Moller: https://www.templesofmemory.org/.
Andrew Woolford. 2019. “Ontological Redress: The Natural and the Material in Transformative Justice for ‘Cultural’ Genocide.’” Cultural Genocide: Law, Politics, and Global Manifestations. Edited by Jeff Bachman for Routledge.
Andrew Woolford. 2019. “Charting the Terrain of Indigenous Boarding Schools in Canada and the US.” Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community: Engaging Intersecting Perspectives, Volume 8. Edited by Stephanie Pyne and Fraser Taylor. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Andrew Woolford, Theodore Fontaine, Christopher Calesso, and Stephanie Pyne. 2019. “Re-uniting, Remembering and Sharing with the Next Generation: Site-based Story Telling and Mapping the Assiniboia Indian Residential School Reunion.” Cybercartography in a Reconciliation Community: Engaging Intersecting Perspectives, Volume 8. Edited by Stephanie Pyne and Fraser Taylor. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Andrew Woolford. 2019. “Decriminalizing Settler Colonialism: Entryways to Genocide Accusation and Canadian Absolution.” Entryways and Criminalization, edited by George Pavlich and Matthew Unger, University of Alberta Press.
Andrew Woolford. 2019. “Book Review of Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Land by James Daschuk.” Appended to the second edition of Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Land. Regina: University of Regina Press.
Andrew Woolford and Amanda Nelund. 2019. “Adult Restorative Justice in Canada.” In J. Winterdyk and M. Weinrath (eds.) Adult Corrections in Canada: A Comprehensive Overview (second edition). Whitby, Ont.: deSitter Publishing.
Bryan Hogeveen and Andrew Woolford. 2019. “Contemporary Critical Criminology in English Canada.” In Rick Linden (ed.) Criminology: A Canadian Perspective, Eighth Edition, Toronto: Thomson-Nelson.
• Bryan Hogeveen and Andrew Woolford. 2012. “Contemporary Critical Criminology in English Canada.” In Rick Linden (ed.) Criminology: A Canadian Perspective, Seventh Edition, Toronto: Thomson-Nelson
• Bryan Hogeveen and Andrew Woolford. 2008. “Contemporary Critical Criminology in English Canada.” In Rick Linden (ed.) Criminology: A Canadian Perspective, Sixth Edition, Toronto: Thomson-Nelson.
Andrew Woolford. 2018. “At the Threshold of Genocide Studies.” Teaching About Genocide: Insights and Advice from Secondary Teachers and Professors, Volume 2. Ed. Sam Totten. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefeld.
Andrew Woolford. 2018. “Identity, Displacement, Prevention and Genocide.” Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide. Yerevan: Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Adam Muller, Struan Sinclair and Andrew Woolford. 2018. “Digitizing Trauma: Embodying Empathy in a Reconstructed Canadian Indian Residential School.” Wor(l)ds of Trauma: Canadian and German Perspectives. Ed Wolfgang Kloos. Diversity / Diversité / Diversität Series. Münster and New York: Waxman.
Adam Muller, Struan Sinclair and Andrew Woolford. 2017. "Digitized Suffering, Actual Healing: Empathy, Reconciliation, and Redress Through a Virtual Indian Residential School." In R. Anderson (ed.) Alleviating World Suffering: The Challenge of Negative Quality of Life. Cham: Springer, pp. 202-318.
Andrew Woolford. 2017. “Genocide and the Settler Colonial Mesh in Canada and the United States.” In Genocide as a Spiritual and Moral Crime Against Humanity. Moscow: The Russian and New Nakhichevan Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church and The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia
Andrew Woolford. 2017. "Decriminalizing Settler Colonialism: Entryways to Genocide Accusation and Canadian Absolution." Entryways and Criminalization, edited by George Pavlich and Matthew Unger, University of Alberta Press.
Andrew Woolford. 2016. "Governing Through Repair: Transitional Justice and Indigenous Peoples in Canada." In P. Malcontent (ed.) Facing the Past: Finding Remedies for Grave Historical Injustice. Antwerp. Belgium: Intersentia Publishers
Adam Muller, Karen Busby, and Andrew Woolford. 2015. “Introduction” in Adam Muller, Karen Busby, and Andrew Woolford (eds.) The Idea of a Human Rights Museum. University of Manitoba Press.
Struan Sinclair, Adam Muller, and Andrew Woolford. 2015. “Engaging Machines: Experience, Empathy, and the Modern Museum” in Adam Muller, Karen Busby, and Andrew Woolford (eds.) The Idea of a Human Rights Museum. University of Manitoba Press.
Andrew Woolford. 2015. “Governing Through Repair: Transitional Justice and Indigenous Peoples in Canada” in P. Malcontent (ed.) Facing the Past: Finding Remedies for Grave Historical Injustice. Antwerp. Belgium: Intersentia Publishers.
Andrew Woolford. 2014. “Discipline, Territory, and the Colonial Mesh: Boarding/Residential Schools in the US and Canada” in Andrew Woolford, Jeff Benvenuto, and Alexander Hinton (eds.) Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America. Duke University Press.
Jeff Benvenuto, Andrew Woolford, and Alexander Hinton. 2014. “Introduction” in Andrew Woolford, Jeff Benvenuto, and Alexander Hinton (eds.) Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America. Duke University Press.
Andrew Woolford 2014. “The Healing State: Residential Schools and Reparations in Canada” in Jo-Anne Wemmers (ed.) The Healing Role of Reparations for Victims of Crimes Against Humanity. Routledge, Frontiers in Criminal Justice Series.
Andrew Woolford and Amanda Nelund. 2013. “Adult Restorative Justice in Canada” in J. Winterdyk and M. Weinrath (eds.) Adult Corrections in Canada: A Comprehensive Overview. deSitter Publishing.
Bryan Hogeveen and Andrew Woolford. 2015. “Contemporary Critical Criminology in English Canada” in Rick Linden (ed.) Criminology: A Canadian Perspective, Eighth Edition, Toronto: Thomson-Nelson.
• Bryan Hogeveen and Andrew Woolford. 2012. “Contemporary Critical Criminology
in English Canada” in Rick Linden (ed.) Criminology: A Canadian Perspective,
Seventh Edition, Toronto: Thomson-Nelson.
• Bryan Hogeveen and Andrew Woolford. 2008. “Contemporary Critical Criminology
in English Canada” in Rick Linden (ed.) Criminology: A Canadian Perspective,
Sixth Edition, Toronto: Thomson-Nelson.
Andrew Woolford. 2011. “Genocide, Affirmative Repair, and the British Columbia Treaty Process” in Alexander L. Hinton (ed.) Transitional Justice: Global Mechanisms and Local Realities After Genocide and Mass Atrocity. Newark, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
Andrew Woolford & Jasmine Thomas. 2010. "Genocide and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: A Dialogue in Waiting" in S. Totten and R. Hitchcock (eds.). The Ethnocide and Genocide of Indigenous Peoples, Volume 8 of Genocide a Critical Bibliographic Series. Edison, NJ: Transaction Publishers.
Andrew Woolford. 2010. “Criminological Nightmares: A Canadian Criminology of Genocide” in Aaron Doyle and Dawn Moore (eds.) Critical Criminology in Canada: New Voices, New Directions. Vancouver: UBC Press.
Jason Edgerton, Lance Roberts, Lori Wilkinson, and Andrew Woolford. 2008. “Markers of Ethnic Marginalization: Aboriginal Peoples in Canada” in Petra Vojtová (ed.) Markers of Ethnic Marginalization Focused on Aboriginal People in Canada and on Roma in Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. Ceské Budejovice: University of South Bohemia Faculty of Health and Social Studies, pp. 36-174 (in English and Czech).
Andrew Woolford and R.S. Ratner. 2008. “Mediation Frames: Justice Games” in Sean Byrne, Jessica Senehi, Denis Sandole, and Ingrid Staroste-Sandole (eds.) Conflict Resolution: Core Concepts, Theories, Approaches and Practices. London: Routledge.
R.S. Ratner, W.K. Carroll and Andrew Woolford. 2003. “Wealth of Nations: Aboriginal Treaty-Making in the Era of Globalization” in John Torpey (ed.) Politics and the Past: On Repairing Historical Injustices. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 217-247.
Andrew Woolford. 2013.“Indigenous Boarding Schools in the US and Canada: Assimilation, Genocide and the Pathway to Repair.” A Report for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (187 pp).
March 2019, “Letter to the Editor: Response to Charles Glenn” First Things, 2019
November 2018. Story based on Assiniboia Research “Healing Through Reunion” published in Communities & Research: A Tool for Change. Winnipeg: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
September 21, 2018. Interview with CORUS Entertainment, Calgary, about the Embodying Empathy virtual Indian Residential School.
September 11, 2018. Interviews with Global News, CBC News (TV), CBC Radio, Radio Canada, and CityTV news on Embodying Empathy virtual Indian Residential School launch: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/virtual-reality-residential-schools-1.4818249
March 22, 2018. Interview with Facing History, Facing Ourselves for teaching video on genocide.
January 12, 2018. Consultation with Jenefer Nepinak, Indigenous Curator at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, on Genocide and Indigenous Peoples.
January to December 2017. Advice and research support to City Historian, Murray Peterson, in his design of his 9-panel display on the Assiniboia Residential School.
September 25, 2017. Ethnic Cleansing and the Rohingya. UM Instagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/BZWWzm-Ao6U/?hl=en
June 23 and 24th, 2017. Assiniboia Residential School Project featured in several news reports: https://twitter.com/karenpaulscbc?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbc.ca%2Fworldthisweekend%2F, https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/winnipeg-survivors-reunion-assiniboia-residential-school-1.4176057, https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/residential-high-school-reunion-filled-with-memories-emotions-430456833.html, https://aptnnews.ca/2017/06/26/residential-school-survivors-spend-emotional-weekend-in-place-that-changed-their-lives/
June 21, 2017. Assiniboia Residential School Project featured in “Bonds and spirits that will never break” Sou’wester: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/souwester/Bonds-and-spirits-that-will-never-break-429441353.html
June 21, 2017. Interviewed by Global TV for Assiniboia Residential School Reunion.
June 21, 2017. Quoted in “International Association of Genocide Scholars slams SBS for Appeasing Armenian Genocide Denial” Public Radio of Armenia, https://www.armradio.am/en/2017/06/21/international-association-of-genocide-scholars-slams-sbs-for-appeasing-armenian-genocide-denial/
May 24, 2017. Interviewed by Carol Sanders, Winnipeg Free Press for Assiniboia Residential School Reunion.
May 24, 2017. Project featured in “Assiniboia Survivors plan reunion and commemorative event in Winnipeg”. https://news.umanitoba.ca/assiniboia-residential-school-survivors-plan-reunion-and-commemorative-event-in-winnipeg/
May 20, 2017. Quoted in article, “Τι δήλωσαν Άντριου Γούλφορντ και Γιώργος Βαρυθυμιάδης” (What Andrew Woolford and George Varytymiadis said) http://www.pontos-news.gr/article/164472/ti-dilosan-antrioy-goylfornt-kai-giorgos-varythymiadis-sto-pontos-newsgr
April 2017, “Letter to the Editor: Context of TRC Report Crucial” Winnipeg Free Press: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letters-and-comments-april-6-418462973.html
January 18, 2017. Interviewed by Martha Troian, CBC online on Assiniboia IRS and Winnipeg's "year of reconciliation".
December 15, 2016. Interviewed by Chris Walker, CBC Radio Kelowna on genocide in Aleppo, Syria.
October 31, 2016 (with Theodore Fontaine). Editorial: Residential School Memorial Day would be a Start. Winnipeg Free Press: http://www/winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/residential-school-memorial-day-would-be-a-start-399272017.html
August 4, 2016. Interviewed by the Zoryan Institute on the topic of Indigenous genocide in North America.
June 20, 2016 (with Alexander Hinton, and Daniel Feierstein). Letter to the Editor: "The Dispute is between Genocide Scholars not Organizations:, Times of Israel: http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-dispute-is-between-genocide-scholars-not-organizations/
June 20, 2016. Editorial: "Analysis: TRC Report Clear on Cultural Genocide" Winnipeg Free Press: http://www/winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/analysis/trc-report-clear-on-cultural-genocide-383375161.html
June 17, 2016. Interviewed for article "Breaking Down Barriers on a Path to Reconciliation" for UM Today: https://news.umanitoba.ca/breaking-down-social-barriers/
May 18, 2016. Interview with Brian Goldman (“White Coat, Black Art” CBC Radio) on the Embodying Empathy project for his planned book on Empathy.
April 23, 2016. Featured in article “Andrew Woolford Inaction is dangerous for genocide prevention” ArmenPress: https://armenpress.am/eng/news/844662/andrew-woolford-inaction-is-dangerous-for-genocide-prevention.html
April 22, 2016. Featured in article “Andrew Woolford says number of countries that recognized the Armenian genocide disappointing” ArmenPress: https://armenpress.am/eng/news/844496/andrew-woolford-says-number-of-countries-that-recognized-armenian-genocide-is-disappointing.html
April 22, 2016. Participant on “Triangle” and Armenian politics program on Armenian TV.
March 31, 2016. Interviewed about This Benevolent Experiment and Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America for the New Books in Genocide Studies series: http://newbooksnetwork.com/andrew-woolford-this-benevolent-experiment-u-of-nebraska-press-2015/
February 12, 2016: “Letter to the Editor: A Break from the Truth” Winnipeg Free Press: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/letters-368579061.html
October 7, 2015. Quoted in “Forcing Indigenous Issues to the Federal Forefront” The Manitoban: http://www.themanitoban.com/2015/10/forcing-indigenous-issues-to-the-federal-forefront/25028/
September 14, 2015. Provided information to Colleen Flaherty for an article on teaching genocide (in relation to Sacramento Indigenous genocide denial case) for Inside Higher Ed. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/09/15/sacramento-state-student-says-she-was-kicked-out-class-arguing-native-americans-were?utm_source=Inside%20Higher%20Ed&utm_campaign=7cf63226ff-DNU20150915&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-7cf63226ff-197500313
August 26, 2015. Interviewed on Special Broadcasting System (Australia) Radio, Armenian Program, on the topic of Indigenous boarding schools in Canada. http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/armenian
August 24, 2015. U of M prof elected president of the International Association of Genocide Scholars
July 20, 2015. Noted in CTV news article on Petition supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/petition-calls-for-truth-and-reconciliation-commission-to-be-election-issue-1.2477909 also in : the Cape Breton Post: http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Canada---World/2015-07-20/article-4220313/Petition-calls-for-Truth-and-Reconciliation-Commission-to-be-election-issue-/1; UMToday https://news.umanitoba.ca/online-petition-urges-election-debate-on-aboriginal-restitution/?utm_source=umtoday&utm_medium=email; News1130: http://www.news1130.com/2015/07/20/petition-calls-for-truth-and-reconciliation-commission-to-be-election-issue/
July 20, 2015. Interview with CBC Radio Manitoba on Petition supporting the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
July 17, 2015. Interview with Asmaila Alpha for CBC Radio Manitoba Afternoon show.
July 11, 2015. Interview for Armenian TV on the International Association of Genocide Scholars Meetings in Yerevan.
July 8, 2015. Interview with Armenian newspaper.
June 2015. Interview with Vivian Smith on the scholarship of Adam Jones, which appeared in University Affairs in September 2015: http://www.universityaffairs.ca/features/feature-article/genocide-scholar-remains-an-optimist-in-the-face-of-inhumanity/
June 6, 2015. Noted in Winnipeg Free Press article on petition condemning two U of M Emeritus Faculty members’ reaction to the TRC Summary Final Report: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/professors-condemn-colleagues-editorial-306360921.html
June 5, 2015. Letter to the editor of the National Post in response to two U of M Emeritus Faculty members’ reaction to the TRC Summary Final Report: http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/letters/letters-setting-the-record-straight-on-the-trc
May 27, 2015. Interview with Cameron Macintosh for CBC The National.
December 6, 2014. Interview guest on CBC Weekend Morning Show with Tyerry MacLeod, on the book Colonial Genocide and Indigenous North America.
September 3, 2014. Assistance provided to James Adams, The Globe and Mail, in preparation for an article on the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
September 2, 2014. Interview with Dahlia Kurtz on CJOB radio (with Adam Muller) to discuss Embodying Empathy.
August 25, 2014. Interview with Dana Hatherly for the Manitoban (article on International Association of Genocide Scholars Conference in Winnipeg). http://www.themanitoban.com/2014/08/researchers-examine-question-genocide-canada/20287/
July 22, 2014. Noted in “What Genocide means for Indigenous Peoples: Scholars Gather and Discuss Decolonization”, in UMTODAY: https://news.umanitoba.ca/what-genocide-means-for-indigenous-peoples-scholars-gather-and-discuss-decolonization/
July 18, 2014. Letter to the Editor, “Genocides Distinct, Complex”, Winnipeg Free Press: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/have-your-say-267613581.html
July 17, 2014. Interviewed for “Genocide Scholars Visit Sagkeeng to Talk Residential Schools”, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network: http://aptn.ca/news/2014/07/17/genocide-scholars-visit-sagkeeng-first-nation-talk-residential-schools/
July 15, 2014. Interview with Dahlia Kurtz on CJOB radio (with Tony Barta) to discuss International Association of Genocide Scholars Conference in Winnipeg.
July 12, 2014. Interviewed by Mary Agenes Welch for “The Genocide Test”, Winnipeg Free Press: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/the-genocide-test-266849891.html
July 4, 2014. Interview with Michael Benedict for story in Lawyer’s Weekly (lawyersweekly.ca) vol. 34, no. 9, “Opening the gate is wider aim of restorative justice advocates.”
May 12, 2014. Interview with Michael Benedict for Lawyers Weekly.
October 10, 2013. Interview with Larry Krotz, United Church Observer.
September 27, 2013. Interview with the Manitoban on abortion and genocide.
July 2013. Interview with Mary-Agnes Welch, Winnipeg Free Press.
February 21, 2013. “Virtual Tour Offers Glimpse at a Residential School” CBC News: Winnipeg, http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Manitoba/ID/2337391480/
October 22, 2012. Interview with CBC for a story on the Police Chief’s statement about fighting crime with prayer.
September 27, 2012. Interview with Mariiane Mays Wiebe for an article on Colonial Genocide and Indigenous North America Workshop for the Bulletin.
February 14, 2012. Interview with Jennifer Ashawasegai for article on colonial genocide forthcoming in Windspeaker Magazine.
January 2012. Interview with John Bohannon for article on colonial genocide to appear in Spring issue of Science.
December 9, 2011. Interview with Teddy Zegeye-Gebrehiwot for documentary film on Human Rights (funded by the Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture).
October 5, 2011. Interview with Claudine Richard from CBC News on the topic of Hockey Riots.
September 21, 2011. Feature of article “U of M Sociology Accepts Award to Study Native Issues” Winnipeg Free Press. http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/u-of-m-sociologist-accepts-award-to-study-native-issues-130255243.html
September 20, 2011. Guest on Bamoseda Aboriginal Radio to discuss Colonial Genocide in Canada and the US.
September 5, 2011. Guest on Richard Gauthier show on the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, CJOB radio.
March, 2011. Interviewed for a documentary on police accountability being produced by CopWatch, a local Winnipeg organization (funded by SSHRC/CURA project monies).
February 2010. Interview on CKUW to discuss my book The Politics of Restorative Justice.
September 2007 to September 2010. President of the Board of Directors, John Howard Society, Winnipeg Manitoba.
October 2002 to December 2010. Member of Board of Directors, John Howard Society, Winnipeg Manitoba.
October 2002 to April 2006. Chair of the Issues Committee, John Howard Society, Winnipeg Manitoba.
last updated May 2019