John Richard Wagner
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
- BA (University of Victoria)
- MA (University of Victoria)
- PhD (McGill)
- vernacular education and language revitalization
- environmental anthropology
- political ecology
- conservation and development
- property rights
- water management
- maritime anthropology
- local knowledge systems
Research support and/or affiliations
- Principal investigator a UBC Hampton Collaborative Research Grant entitled: Vernacular Education and Local Ecological Knowledge in Papua New Guinea. Co-investigator Christine Schreyer.
- Principal Investigator, SSHRC Standard Research Grant, 2005/2008, for a project entitled: “From Abundance to Scarcity: the Political Ecology of Water Use in the Okanagan Valley”.
- Co-Investigator, SSHRC Aboriginal Research Development Grant, for a project entitled “N’Syilxcan Ethnological History of Okanagan Watershed” (Jeannette Armstrong, Principal Investigator).
- Research Associate, Social Research for Sustainable Fisheries Project (http://www.stfx.ca/research/srsf/).
Selection of Publications
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 345: Introduction to Ecological Anthropology
- ANTH 355: Ethnography of Development
- ANTH 400: History of Anthropology
- ANTH 407: Ethnographic Fieldwork
- ANTH 445: Political Ecology
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