Ph.D Cambridge University, 1987
Professor Niezen's research interests include: political/legal anthropology, Indigenous peoples and human rights, the social study of new media, History of anthropology/social theory, Social change in Africa
2013. Truth and Indignation: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Indian Residential Schools. University of Toronto P ress. 173 pages.
2010. Public Justice and the Anthropology of Law. Cambridge University Press. 230 pages.
2009. The Rediscovered Self: Indigenous Identity and Cultural Justice. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 280 pages.
2008. Defending the Land; Sovereignty and Forest Life in James Bay Cree Society. Second edition. New York: Prentice Hall. 122 pages.
Articles and Chapters
2014. “Gabriel Tarde’s Public.” Revue d'Histoire des Sciences Humaines. 27 (2): 41-59.
2014. “The Law’s Legal Anthropology” in Human Rights at the Crossroads, edited by Mark Goodale. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
2013. “Internet Suicide: Communities of Affirmation and the Lethality of Communication.” Transcultural Psychiatry. 50(2):303-22
2011 “Human Rights and Indigenous Religions,” in Religion and Human Rights, edited by John Witte and M. Christian Green. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press
2009 The Aufklärung’s Human Discipline: Comparative Anthropology According to Kant, Herder and W. von Humboldt. Intellectual History Review.
2009 “Self-Destruction as a Way of Belonging: Understanding Cluster Suicides among Aboriginal Youth in Canada.” In Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples, edited by Lawrence Kirmayer and Gail Valaskakis. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.
2008 “The Global Indigenous Movement.” In Handbook of North American Indians: Indians in Contemporary Society, edited by Garrick Bailey.Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.
2008 “Postcolonialism and the Utopian Imagination.” In Postcolonial Theory and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, edited by Philip Salzman and Donna Robinson. New York: Routledge.
2008 “Aboriginal and Indigenous Peoples, Treatment of.” In Encyclopedia of Law and Society, edited by David S. Clark. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
2008 “Mali,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, edited by John Esposito. Second edition (revised). Oxford: Oxford University Press.