Onyx Sloan Morgan
Onyx’s research is most often conducted in partnership with and at the direction of communities who experience disproportionate impacts of climate injustices. As a white settler of Irish and Scottish ancestries who grew up on unceded Lekwungen territories, Onyx’s research interrogates how persistent forms of coloniality intersect, fuel, and normalize extractive and exploitative relationships at multiple scales. These research interests have translated into longstanding, SSHRC-funded research partnerships across so-called British Columbia to explore Indigenous self-governance and youth-led perspectives of enacting justice-oriented futures today. Their projects seek to reveal the power dynamics at the core of inequitable and oppressive structures that cause social and environmental injustice, while also foregrounding the resistive, transformative relationalities that communities enliven every day. Onyx is an Assistant Professor in the Community, Culture, and Global Studies Department at UBC Okanagan, situated on ancestral and unceded Syilx Okanagan Nation territories.