Roxanne Korpan

PhD Candidate

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

  • 19th-century Canada
  • Religion and Colonialism
  • Bible Translation


Roxanne is a settler scholar and doctoral candidate in the Department for the Study of Religion and the Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture. Her research focuses on intersections of Christianity, colonialism, media, and Indigenous sovereignty in nineteenth-century Canada. Her dissertation examines the Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) bible translations of Kahkewaquonaby (Peter Jones), chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit and Methodist minister. She is the author of the article “Scriptural Relations: Colonial Formations of Anishinaabemowin Bibles in Nineteenth-Century Canada,” Material Religion 17, no. 2 (2021): 147-176. 

Roxanne has received fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Louisville Institute, the Northrop Frye Centre at Victoria College, the Robertson Davies Library at Massey College, the Bibliographical Society of Canada/La Société bibliographique du Canada, and the Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion/Corporation Canadienne des Sciences Religieuses. She is also an Associate with Archipel Research & Consulting, an Indigenous-owned and women-led firm specializing in research related to Indigenous communities and equity, diversity, and inclusion.