David B MacDonald is from Treaty 4 territory, and is a full professor and the Research Leadership Chair for the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. He is also the North American series editor for Global Political Sociology at Palgrave Macmillan.
He has held faculty positions at the University of Otago (New Zealand) and the Graduate School of Management (Paris, France). He has a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics. His work focuses on Comparative Indigenous Politics in Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand, United States.
He has also worked extensively in the areas of International Relations, American foreign policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and critical race theory. He is the principal investigator (with co-researcher Sheryl Lightfoot) on multi-year Insight Grant through the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada entitled “Complex Sovereignties: Theory and Practice of Indigenous-Self Determination in Settler States and the International System.”
He has just completed another IG entitled Principal Investigator “Aboriginal-Settler Bi-Nationalism as a form of Reconciliation within a Multicultural context: Can a New Zealand model of Power" He is a mixed race (Indian and white) political scientist whose mother is from Trinidad.
He has just finished his fourth sole-authored book, entitled Rollback, Resurgence, Reconciliation: The Canadian Settler State and Indigenous Genocide (forthcoming with University of Toronto Press). His outputs include 3 other sole authors books, 2 editions of a co-authored text book; 3 co-edited books; 23 Refereed Articles, 26 Refereed Book Chapters, 1 co-edited academic journal special issue, 1 three article symposium within another special issue.
He has also been widely published in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Winnipeg Free Press, the Conversation, and other media outlets.