Robbie Richardson

Assistant Professor of English




Robbie Richardson is a Mi'kmaw and member of Pabineau First Nation in New Brunswick, Canada, and is assistant professor in the Department of English. Prior to coming to Princeton he spent seven years based in London, teaching in Canterbury and Paris. He is interested in the intersections between Indigenous and European cultures. His book The Savage and Modern Self (University of Toronto Press, 2018) looks at representations of North American “Indians” in 18th-century British literature and culture, and the ways in which these depictions informed the emerging sense of modernity in the period. He also studies Indigenous material culture collected by museums, particularly objects displaying aspects of transculturation, and is interested in the fraught histories these objects can teach.

Selected Publications