Professor hagwil hayetsk’s (Charles Menzies) primary research interests are the production of anthropological films, natural resource management (primarily fisheries related), political economy, contemporary First Nations’ issues, maritime anthropology and the archaeology of north coast BC. He has conducted field research in, and has produced films concerning, north coastal BC, Canada (including archaeological research); Brittany, France; and Donegal, Ireland.
Hagwil hayetsk is a member of Gitxaała Nation on BC’s north coast and an enrolled member of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska.
He graduated from Prince Rupert Secondary School in 1980. He subsequently completed an undergraduate degree in anthropology and sociology at Simon Fraser University in 1988. His graduate degrees were completed at York University (Social Anthropology, MA 1988) and City University of New York (Cultural Anthropology, PhD 1998).
His current research project, Laxyuup Gitxaaɫa, combines archaeological and socio-cultural anthropology to document the traditional territory of Gitxaaɫa Nation. Other projects include founding and directing the Ethnographic Film Unit at UBC, establishing an online journal, New Proposals, and acting as the coordinator of an ecological anthropology research group at UBC, Forests and Oceans for the Future.
Hagwil hayetsk’s (Charles Menzies) research and teaching interests include the ethnography of Western Europe and Coastal British Columbia, natural resource dependent communities and resource management policies, the political economy of social struggle. Hagwil hayetsk is also the Director of the Ethnographic Film Unit at UBC. More information can be found on his website.
For detailed and current listing please refer to my researchgate page.