About

I am an Assistant Professor Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies. I hold a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. I research human-animal and human-environmental relations, Indigenous legal orders and (de)colonial praxis in Canada. My recent work focuses on Métis legal traditions and philosophy, fish, extinction, resource extraction, and the Anthropocene, with a specific focus on the Lake Winnipeg watershed.

I am also interested in the articulation of Indigenous people’s history and rights in relation to municipal development in Canada — specifically how Indigeneity is expressed through architecture, art, urban planning and story-telling.

I hold a BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Alberta (2006) and a Master’s in Rural Sociology from the University of Alberta (2010). I was a 2011 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar (2011-2015). I am a 2018-2019 Yale Presidential Visiting Fellow in the Program in the History of Science and Medicine. I am a member of the Editorial Board for Journal for the Anthropology of North American (JANA), am a member of the Educational Review Committee for The Walrus, and was an editorial board member for Society and Space from 2016-2018. I have been published in a variety of academic and popular venues in Canada, the USA, and the UK. I am a member of the Creatures Collective and the Anthropocene Re-working Group. In 2015, I worked with Erica Violet Lee and Joseph Murdoch-Flowers to coordinate the #ReadTheTRCReport project.

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