About Anne

Anne van der Pas is a doctoral student in History at the Graduate School of North American Studies of the John F. Kennedy-Institute in Berlin. Her research interests include First Nations studies, Canadian nationalism and themes of citizenship and identity. In her dissertation project, titled (In)voluntary Enfranchisement: The Institutionalisation of Indigenous Identity in Canadian Governmental Policy, she investigates the role of enfranchisement within the larger federal Canadian Indian policy and its function as a mechanism of naturalisation of settler colonialism.

Research Field

North American History


John F. Kennedy Institute / FU Berlin

Graduate School of North American Studies

Anne van der Pas

Other Contributors

Anne Greule

Affiliated Member Research Unit since 2023

Pia Herzan

Member Research Unit from 2020 to 2024