Daniel Sherwin

Daniel Sherwin

Fellow, Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice (2020-2021)


Daniel Sherwin is a PhD Candidate in the University of Toronto Department of Political Science. He is a non-Indigenous settler living and working on Haudenosaunee and Anishnaabe territory, in the area covered by the Dish-with-One-Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant (the Gdoo-naaganinaa). His PhD research on settler colonialism, Canadian political development, and the treaty constitution with Indigenous Nations has been supported by SSHRC and OGS scholarships. During the 2018-2019 academic year, he was a resident on Lekungwen and WSÁNEĆ territory and a fellow at the University of Victoria Centre for the Study of Religion and Society.

Research interests

  • Settler Colonialism
  • Critical Indigenous Theory
  • Canadian Political Development
  • Comparative Political Theory
  • Treaty Constitutionalism


  • PhD, Political Science, University of Toronto, 2015-present
  • M.A., Political Theory, University of Toronto, 2012-2013
  • B.A.(Honors), Contemporary Studies and Political Science, University of King’s College and Dalhousie University 2007-2011


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