Ludwik & Estelle Jus Memorial Human Rights Prize

Awards of Excellence - University of Toronto

Professor Cheryl Suzack has made exceptional achievements in research, teaching, and social justice advocacy with a particular focus on the writings of Indigenous women authors. She has made invaluable research contributions to Indigenous law and humanities scholarship. She has held visiting fellowships at Georgetown University, Smith College, and McGill University, and has served as a research collaborator with the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto. A member of Trinity College’s Task Force on Anti-Black Racism and Inclusion, she has served as a member of Trinity College’s Board of Trustees, as an executive committee member with the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities, and as a member of the Modern Language Association’s Committee on the Literature of Peoples of Color in the United States and Canada.

Her award-winning publications include a co-edited collection, Indigenous Women and Feminism: Politics, Activism, Culture (Outstanding Scholarship Prize, Canadian Women’s Studies Association), and a monograph, Indigenous Women’s Writing and the Cultural Study of Law, which was a finalist for the Canada Prize in the Social Sciences and Humanities, and received an honorable mention by the Women’s and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes Association. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.