PhD, Canada Research Chair II, Community Disaster Research Indigenous Studies, Department of Humanities, Mount Royal University
Ranjan Datta, PhD. Canada Research Chair II in Community Disaster Research at Indigenous Studies, Department of Humanities, Mount Royal University, Calgary. Alberta, Canada. Previously he was holding a prestgious Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina, Canada. Ranjan’s research interests include advocating for responsibilities for decolonization and reconciliation, building trustful relationships with Indigenous communities, critical anti-racist perspectives on climate change resilience, and cross-cultural community-led research. He has a total of 50 peer-reviewed publications on decolonial research, traditional story sharing, Indigenist Community-based Participatory Action Research, Indigenous land-water and sustainabilities issues, and his recent book, Indigenous Perspectives on Land-Water Management and Sustainability, published with Routledge. His two edited books Reconciliation in Practice: A Cross-cultural Perspectives published with Fernwood Publishing and Indigenous Reconciliation and Decolonization: Responsibility, Social Justice and Community Engagement. London: Routledge. Dr. Datta has developed a strong understanding of Indigenous relational research frameworks in his 15 years conducting research with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada, USA, and South Asia, and his current program of research is supported by his existing network of Indigenous, visible minority immigrants and refugee, and Black communities, scholars, students, practitioners, and professionals in Canada and beyond. In Datta’s community service activities, he has been involved with social well-being and justice movements. He served as a board director for several community organizations.