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Kyle Wilmott, Sociology, Simon Fraser University

  • When: November 16, 2022
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Kyle Wilmott joined the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Simon Fraser University as Assistant Professor of Sociology in 2021. Before joining SFU, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta. He completed his PhD (Sociology) at SFU, MA (Public Policy) at Toronto Metropolitan University, and BA (Sociology and Geography) at the University of Toronto. He is Mohawk from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation (Tyendinaga). 

His scholarly work is concerned with the circulation of ideas about budgets, taxes, and numbers in relation to the state, First Nations, and the people around us. To date, Dr. Willmott’s research has centred around the cultural and political figure of ‘the taxpayer’ as a useful subject for understanding the structure of settler colonialism, and liberalism. His current research includes projects that examine the genealogy of taxation in relation to federal Indian policy, the use of transparency as an economic concept in relation to First Nations reserve lands, and on the operation of settler-colonial logics in expert policymaking processes. Dr. Willmott's work has been published in Law & Society Review, Economy & Society, Canadian Review of Sociology, and Critical Social Policy. 

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