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JEANNETTE ARMSTRONG
Assistant Professor

INDIGENOUS STUDIES

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Jeannette Armstrong

BFA University of Victoria
PhD University of Greifswald

 

RESEARCH: indigenous philosophies; Okanagan Syilx thought; and, environmental ethics coded into Syilx literatures

 

TEACHING: indigenous perspectives; traditional ecological methodologies

LAWRENCE BERG
Associate Professor

GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE

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Dr. Lawrence Berg

MA University of Victoria
P.Phil Waikato University

 

RESEARCH: geographies of academic knowledge production; place and the politics of identity; and, cultural safety within Aboriginal people

 

TEACHING: critical geographies; place and the politics of identity; gendered geographies; and, geographic epistomologies

JON CORBETT
Assistant Professor

GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE

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MSc University of Oxford
PhD University of Victoria

 

RESEARCH: geography; ethnobiology; cartography; and, the exploration, facilitation and promotion of community and ecosystem-based models of land and resource use in communities in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and British Columbia, Canada

 

TEACHING: resource management policy and practice; the history of environmental thought; and, cartography and society

HUGO DE BURGOS
Assistant Professor

ANTHROPOLOGY


WEBSITE

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Dr. Hugo De Burgos

MA University of Toronto
PhD University of Alberta

 

RESEARCH: health, illness and healing in Central America; applied medical anthropology; Mesoamerican Indigenous medicine and identity; cross-cultural mental health; social inequality and health; symbolic healing; and, visual anthropology

 

TEACHING: medical anthropology; indigenous medicine and identity; mental health in cross-cultural perspective; and, shamanism

R. ROBIN DODS
Associate Professor

ANTHROPOLOGY

WEBSITE

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Dr. R. Robin Dods

MA University of Toronto
PhD University of London

 

RESEARCH: North America (mostly Canadian Boreal Forest and Boreal/Deciduous Ecotones); Egypt, Botswana, and Jordan; ancient pyrotechnology in the management of forests; landscape constructs in ancient times as indicators of cultural realities; science and traditional knowledge; sand, subsistence systems

 

TEACHING: cultural anthropology; futurist anthropology; materials analysis; and, Algonquian ethnography

MICHAEL EVANS
Associate Professor

ANTHROPOLOGY

WEBSITE

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BA University of Victoria
PhD McMaster University

 

RESEARCH: urban Aboriginal issues; Métis history and contemporary issues; Tonga, Oceania, Trans-national migration and globalization; whaling and whale-watching tourism; trade liberalization, diet, and nutrition in the Pacific; Indigenous methodologies; participatory action research; community based research; and, Island studies

 

TEACHING: globalization and indigenous peoples

DIANA FRENCH
Associate Professor

ANTHROPOLOGY

Head, Unit 1

WEBSITE

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MA University of Victoria
PhD University of British Columbia

 

RESEARCH: Western Canadian archaeology; subarctic anthropology; applied anthropology and aboriginal issues; heritage resource management; work with First Nations communities to manage and protect archaeological and other cultural resources; provision of workshops on cross-cultural communications; and, assistance to forestry licensees with policy development and cultural resource managment

 

TEACHING: applied anthropology; historical archaeology; cultural anthropology; and, ethnography and archaeology of the western subarctic

RICHARD GARVIN
Associate Professor

ANTHROPOLOGY

WEBSITE

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Dr. Richard Garvin

BA Simon Fraser University
PhD University of Calgary

 

RESEARCH: archaeology of the Northwest coast; Mesoamerican archaeology; archaeological method and theory; development of agriculture and ancient civilizations; mortuary analysis; zooarchaeology; and, examination of people and their behaviours in the past, particularly with regard to how they adapt to their natural and social environments

 

TEACHING: northwest coast and Mesoamerican archaeology & ethnography; and, archaeological method and theory

TIRSO GONZALES
Assistant Professor

INDIGENOUS STUDIES

WEBSITE

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Dr. Tirso Gonzales

MA & PhD University of Wisconsin - Madison

 

RESEARCH: Indigenous agri-cultures and climate change; Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations; Latin American Indigenous Peoples; Indigenous Self-determined development in the Americas (North, Central and South); Indigenous Peoples, bio-cultural diversity, Indigenous Peoples and resource rights; Indigenous social movements; Indigenous conservation and management of natural resources; Indigenous In Situ conservation of native crops; Indigenous Peoples and international bodies; indigenous worldviews, sustainability and the nurturance of life as a whole; indigenous research methodologies; environmentally and socially sustainable development in Latin America; political ecology; rural Sociology; and, international agriculture

NAOMI MCPHERSON
Associate Professor

ANTHROPOLOGY


CCGS Graduate Program
Coordinator


WEBSITE

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Dr. Naomi McPherson

BA Simon Fraser University
PhD McMaster University

 

RESEARCH: analysis of myth and the relation of myth to social structure; symbolic analysis; comparative studies of myth and the analysis of the structure of myth; and, exploration of major cultural groupings in Melanesia, with emphasis on both traditional cultures and the incorporation of the region into modern international institutions

 

TEACHING: anthropological theory; kinship; gender; myth; religion; and, mortuary rites

BERNARD MOMER
Associate Professor

GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE

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Dr. Bernard Momer

MA University of Ottawa

 

RESEARCH: urban cultural geography; urban planning; sustainability of cities; morphogenesis; geography of wine; the role of local culture in urban planning and sustainability in mid-size cities; and, changing landscapes of wine producing regions in Canada

 

TEACHING: urban geography; urban planning; and, cultural geography

ILYA PARKINS
Assistant Professor

GENDER AND WOMEN'S
STUDIES

WEBSITE

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PhD York University

 

RESEARCH: feminist theories, especially epistemologies; history and theory of fashion; theories of modernity and early twentieth-century cultural formations; and, the image analysis of femininity and concepts of time in early twentieth-century Western fashion designer autobiographies to illuminate the centrality of women in modernist culture

 

TEACHING: concepts of sex and gender; embodiment; and, feminist theories

SANDRA PEACOCK
Associate Professor

ANTHROPOLOGY

WEBSITE


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Dr. Sandra Peacock

PhD University of Victoria

 

RESEARCH: relationship between people and the plant world; and, the use, classification, and management of plants for food, medicine, materials, and spiritual purposes

 

TEACHING: archaeology of ancient North America; paleoethnobotany; and, archaeologies of landscape

CHRISTINE SCHREYER
Assistant Professor

ANTHROPOLOGY

WEBSITE

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Dr. Christine Schreyer

MA University of Western Ontario
PhD University of Alberta

 

RESEARCH: linguistic anthropology; First Nations language and culture; land claims and Aboriginal Title; ethnolinguistics, ethnohistory, social memory, oral history, landscape and traditional land use studies; and, work with First Nations communities on language issues such as language maintenance and revitalization of endangered languages

 

TEACHING: linguistic anthropology; and, language documentation and revitalization

DONNA SENESE
Associate Professor

GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE

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Dr. Donna Senese

MA Wilfrid Laurier University
PhD University of Waterloo

 

RESEARCH: tourism, parks and protected areas; landscapes of wine: ecumene, iconography and cultural diffusion; wine, food and agriculture; commodified conceptions of rurality, hazards, gender and vulnerability; and, regional analysis of geographic dimensions of tourism and recreation

 

TEACHING: tourism, wine and recreation geographies; and, research strategies

MARGO TAMÉZ
Assistant Professor

GENDER AND WOMEN'S
STUDIES / INDIGENOUS
STUDIES



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MFA Arizona State University
PhD Washington State University

 

RESEARCH: Nde' ('Lipan Apache') contemporary decolonization processes and self-determination movements, 1546-1938; intersections of Indigenous customary law, gender, international law, human rights, and women's anti-militarization struggles along the Texas-Mexico border; Nde'-Spanish, Nde'-Mexico, and Nde'-Texas critical borderlands; Nde' and Nnee' historical recovery and documentation; Tlaxcalteca migrations and agricultural colonizations in Nde' and Nnee' customary territories (Mexican northeast and U.S. southwest); Settler colonialism, necropoiltics, and sovereignty; and, Lipan Apache human rights movements, 2006-present.

 

TEACHING: de-Colonial Indigenous women's histories in context, North America; intersectional approaches (race, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship, borders...) to U.S. and Mexican history; critical race feminism; Indigenous peoples, race, science and law; Indigenous women in Colonial Mexico; Indigenous feminisms; Indigenous social movements in North America; women, race, gender, sexuality and the nation-state; racial formations; decolonization; gender, sexuality and Colonialism; action-research; service-learning; digital archiving; and, Indigenous Peoples and the World Wide Web.

CARLOS TEIXEIRA
Associate Professor

GEOGRAPHY

WEBSITE

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Dr. Carlos Teixeira

MSc Universite du Quebec
PhD York University

 

RESEARCH: urban and social geography with emphasis on migration processes; community formation, housing and neighbourhood change; ethnic entrepreneurship and the social structure of Canadian cities; gentrification; racialization in the city; class segregation; and, urban form

 

TEACHING: research methodology; global processes and environments; population; and, housing

JOHN WAGNER
Assistant Professor

ANTHROPOLOGY

WEBSITE

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Dr. John Wagner

MA University of Victoria
PhD McGill University

 

RESEARCH: environmental anthropology; political ecology; conservation and development; property rights; water management; maritime anthropology; landscape aesthetics; and language revitalization; and, social and ecological history of the Okanagan Valley with emphasis on water management

 

TEACHING: environmental anthropology; political ecology; development; and, ethnography

GREGORY YOUNGING
Assistant Professor

INDIGENOUS STUDIES

WEBSITE

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Dr. Greg Younging

MA Carleton University
PhD University of British Columbia

 

RESEARCH: traditional knowledge; Indigenous rights; United Nations; intellectual property rights; Indigenous literatures; and, Indigenous arts

 

TEACHING: Indigenous rights and traditional knowledge issues in Canada and the UN