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About Elizabeth Grant

Elizabeth Grant is an artist and freelance writer who recently completed the Masters of Letters in Fine Art Practice at the Glasgow School of Art.

She was a finalist for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, and has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. Follow her on twitter@LitszenGrant

Her work can be seen here.

Articles by Elizabeth Grant

This week's editor

En Liang Khong

En Liang Khong is submissions editor at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The VICE guide to good intentions?

VICE’s new women’s interest website Broadly offers VICE a chance to shake off its reputation for the ‘hipster misogyny’ of Terry Richardson and ‘female writer suicide’ fashion shoots. Here’s hoping they take it.

The trouble with Mother Canada

The cynical manipulation of Canada’s quasi-corporate new ‘commemorative project’ shows a disregard for both the environment and genuine collective memory. 

Harper’s Bizarre: anti-terror legislation targets Indigenous women

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his anti-terror legislation will protect Canadians from terrorism, but it will also put the country’s Indigenous women at greater risk than ever before.

A choir of lost voices: the murder of Loretta Saunders and Canada's missing women

The murder of Loretta Saunders, a young scholar who researched missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, reveals the structural violence that compounds violence against women, and the stinging injustice of Canada’s 825 lost Aboriginal women. 

Missing and murdered: Am I next?

Canada offers its Indigenous women a quality of life degraded by disproportionate danger, fear, and aggression. As a country we must hold ourselves accountable for this caustic legacy of colonialism.

Diagnosed in the dock? Gun control and mental health in Canada

Canada's tendency to frame its national conversations in comparison to the US evades its own problems, including inadequate mental health care.

What's in a name? A lot if you’re talking Aboriginal title

If the Tsilhqot’in ruling’s implications on Aboriginal title can help bring First Nations into a more equal partnership with the rest of Canada, then all Canadians have something to be thankful for. 

Remembering Glasgow's Mackintosh building

As Glasgow School of Art assesses the damage after a fire severely damaged the Mackintosh Building library, artist and writer Elizabeth Grant reflects on the significance of the building and the institution.

A very German myth: feral boys and the conflict between civilization and culture

In the internal exile in which Romanticism has languished in post-war Germany, encounters with feral boys (even those established as shams) have - while they have lasted - once more lit a fire under Romanticism. 

Saving NSCAD: Why art education could save us, but first we must save it

Art schools are vital eco-systems that both reflect and contribute to the health of the society in which they are found.  We need them more than ever.

Missing women: unequal lives in Canada

Missing and murdered Aboriginal women and their families in Canada have been let down by a structural complacency in finding those responsible for their deaths. 

Pretzel swastikas and Döner killings: are Germany’s best intentions becoming its fatal flaw?

The importance attached to maintaining the narrative of a tolerant Germany elides some uglier cultural symbolism - as evidenced by the media sensationalism of the 'Döner killings'. It's time for a more productive discussion of prejudice

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