John Richard Wagner
Associate Professor, Anthropology
- BA (University of Victoria)
- MA (University of Victoria)
- PhD (McGill)
- environmental anthropology
- political ecology
- water governance
- water rights
- agriculture and food security
- vernacular education and language revitalization
- local ecological knowledge
- conservation and development
- property rights
- Principal Investigator, SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2012-2014, Water Governance and Agriculture in the Columbia River Basin.
- Co-Investigator, National Geographic Genographic Legacy Fund, 2013-2014, Kala Vernacular Education and Local Ecological Knowledge Project. Principal Investigator Christine Schreyer
- Principal investigator UBC Hampton Collaborative Research Grant, 2009-2011 Vernacular Education and Local Ecological Knowledge in Papua New Guinea. Co-investigator Christine Schreyer.
- Principal Investigator, SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2005-2009, From Abundance to Scarcity: the Political Ecology of Water Use in the Okanagan Valley
- Co-Investigator, SSHRC Aboriginal Research Development Grant, N’Syilxcan Ethnological History of Okanagan Watershed Jeannette Armstrong, Principal Investigator
- Co-Investigator, Social Research for Sustainable Fisheries Project http://people.stfx.ca/rsg/SRSF/ 2001-2003.
Selection of Publications
- Wagner, John (ed.). 2013. The Social Life of Water. New York: Berghahn Books. Publication scheduled for August 2013.
- Wagner, John 2012. Water and the Commons Imaginary. Current Anthropology 53(5):617-641.
Wagner, John and Kasondra White. 2009. Water and Development in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Journal of Enterprising Communities 3(4):378-392.
Wagner, John. 2008. Landscape Aesthetics, Water and Settler Colonialism in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia. Journal of Ecological Anthropology 12:22-38.
Wagner, John and Malia Talakai. 2007. Introduction to Customs, Commons, Property and Ecology: Case Studies from Oceania. In John Wagner and Mike Evans, guest editors. Customs, Commons, Property and Ecology: Case Studies from Oceania, a special edition of Human Organization 66(1):1-10.
Wagner, John. 2007. Conservation as Development in Papua New Guinea: The View from Blue Mountain. In John Wagner and Mike Evans, guest editors. Customs, Commons, Property and Ecology: Case Studies from Oceania, a special edition of Human Organization 66(1):28-37.
Davis, Anthony and John Wagner. 2006. A Right to Fish for a Living? The Case for Coastal Fishing Peoples’ Determination of Access and Participation. Ocean and Coastal Management 49(7-8): 498-510.
- Davis, Anthony, John Wagner, Kerry Prosper and Mary Jane Paulette. 2005. The Paq’tnkek Mi’kmaq and K’at (American Eel): a case study of cultural relations, meanings and prospects. Native Studies 25(1).
Wagner, John. 2005. The politics of accountability: an institutional analysis of the conservation movement in Papua New Guinea. In Anthropology and Consultancy: Issues and Debates. Edited by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern. Studies in Applied Anthropology. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.
Wagner, John and Anthony Davis. 2004. Property as a social relation: rights of “kindness” and the social organization of lobster fishing among northeastern Nova Scotian Scottish Gaels. Human Organization 63(3): 320-333.
Davis, Anthony and John Wagner. 2003. Who knows? On the importance of identifying 'experts' when researching local ecological knowledge. Human Ecology 31(3):463-489.
- ANTH 245: Culture and Environment
- ANTH 300: Contemporary Theory in Anthropology
- ANTH 345: Introduction to Ecological Anthropology
- ANTH 355: Ethnography of Development
- ANTH 407: Ethnographic Fieldwork
- ANTH 455: Political Ecology
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