Leah Decter


Decter, L, Taunton, C. “Beyond Unsettling: Methodologies for decolonizing futures.” Special Issue PUBLIC 64. (2022)

Book Chapters

Decter, L.  “Canoe Fight: A journey of reckoning with “white wilderness”” in PAVED Meant, Volume 4 (2019-2021) Paved Arts, Saskatoon SK. (2022)

Decter, L, Taunton, C. An Ethic of Decolonial Questioning: Exercising the Quadruple Turn in the Arts and Culture Sector” in Routledge Companion to Indigenous Art Histories in the United States and Canada. Eds. Igloliorte, Heather and Carla Taunton. Routledge. (2023)

Decter, L, Taunton, C. “Embodying Decolonial Methodology: Building and Sustaining Critical Relationality in the Cultural Sector.” in Unsettling Canadian Art History. Ed. Erin Morton. McGill - Queen’s Press. (2022)

Decter, L, Goto, A. “Call and Response.” in G. Hill & S. McCall (Eds.) The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation. Winnipeg, MB: ARP Books. (2015)

Decter, L, Isaac, J. “Reflections On Unsettling Narratives of Denial.” in G. Hill & S. McCall (Eds.) The Land We Are: Artists and Writers Unsettle the Politics of Reconciliation. Winnipeg, MB: ARP Books. (2015)

Journal Articles

Decter, L. “Dis/locating Preferential Memory Within Settler Colonial Landscapes: A forward-looking backward glance at memoration’s per/formation” Performance Matters Vol 7:2. (2022)

Decter, L. “Walking Unsettling Depremacy: A Preliminary Proposition for Questioning the Right to Go Anywhere” Qualitative Inquiry, Vol 28, Issue 2. (2021)

Decter, L. “Oh-oh Canada: Sweet Treats For Unsettling Futures” in Canadian Theatre Review, Vol. 174, Spring 2018.

Decter, L. “Moving Unsettlement: Excursions Into Public and Pedagogical Memory” in Journal of Critical Race Inquiry, Vol. 3, no 1. (2016)

Decter, L. “memoration #2: constituent parts” in Liminalities, A Journal of Performance Studies, Vol.12, no 3. (2016)

Other Publications

Decter, L, Willard, T. “Directions to BUSH Gallery” C Magazine, Issue 150, Maps, Winter 2022

Decter, L. “Canoe Fight: A journey of reckoning with “white wilderness”” MacLaren Art Centre. Essay for Michael Farnan’s exhibition Canoe Fight: From Reverence to Redress. 2021

Decter, L, Goto, A, Morin, P. “beyond nationhood: a collaborative text” in Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada. Ed. Davis, Heather. McGill-Queen’s University Press/Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art. 2017

Decter, L, Taunton, C. “Addressing the Settler Problem: Strategies Of Settler Responsibility and Decolonization In Contemporary Aesthetics,” in Fuse Magazine Decolonial Aesthetics Issue, Fall 2013.

Decter, L, Isaac, J. “(official denial) trade value in progress: Unsettling Narratives,” in Reconcile this! West Coast Line 74(46/2). (2012)

Decter, L. “Regarding and Locating: A Response To Acts Of Witnessing,”Paper Wait 2007-2009, Volumes 10 and 11. Aceart Gallery. (2010)


Decter, L, Isaac, J. Official Denial: Trade Value in Progress. Sault Sainte Marie: Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre/Algoma University.