Research Key Words:
Inuit; intergenerational knowledge; cultural mapping; Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit
I research the intergenerational transmission of Inuit knowledge. I am interested in how land-, sea- and ice-based knowledge is learned, taught and practiced in the Eastern Canadian Arctic, while giving attention to how new technologies and changing economies are integrated into Inuit life and culture. My research methodologies combine anthropological methods and participatory geomatics
Wising-Up is an online educational resource being developed by the UBC Polar Club with funding from the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF) at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Wising-Up is meant to raise awareness of northern issues and priorities and to incorporate these into educational curriculum at the post-secondary level. We hope to direct students and instructors in both southern and northern Canada to educational resources being produced in and by northern communities and to focus on issues deemed important by northerners.
B.A. / Anthropology and Spanish / University of British Columbia / 2006
M.A. / Social Sciences and Comparative Education / University of California, Los Angeles / 2009
During my MA, I researched Aboriginal peoples’ education in the United States and Canada. I theorized intersections and differences between Indigenous Rights movements and Human Rights movements as they related to education.
PhD. Supervisor: Susan Rowley
September 2016 – “Wildlife Co-management Case Studies.” Kivalliq Hunters and Trappers Organizations’ Managers Meeting. Rankin Inlet, NU.
April 2016 – “What’s Left Unmapped? Limitations and Possibilities in Cultural Mapping.” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. Vancouver, B.C.
May 2015 – “Mapping Knowledge: An Assessment of Traditional Use Studies.” Peoples of the River Conference: Indigenizing and Decolonizing. Chilliwack, B.C.
April 2015 – “Learning the Tundra.” Connections: The Place and Practice of Northern Research. Vancouver, B.C.
January 2015 – “Mapping Stó:lō Trails: Pathways to Cultural Landscapes.” UBC Anthropology AGSA Talks!
May 2009 – “Voces y Manos: Critical Health Pedagogy.” California Association of Freirean Educators Conference.
April 2016 – “Inuit Contributions to Geography and Cartography.” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. Vancouver, B.C.