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Department of Community, Culture and Global Studies
Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of British Columbia Okanagan
1147 Research Road
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7
Canada

Email: ccgs.okanagan@ubc.ca
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Jeannette Armstrong | Associate Professor | Indigenous Studies | jeannette.armstrong@ubc.ca | 250.807.8813 | ART 274B
Research Interests: Indigenous philosophies; Okanagan Syilx thought and environmental ethics coded into Syilx literatures.
Courses & Teaching: Indigenous perspectives; traditional ecological methodologies
Adeniyi P. Asiyanbi | Assistant Professor | Geography | a.asiyanbi@ubc.ca | 250.807.8194 | ART 336
Research Interests: Political ecology; governmentality; neoliberalization of nature; forest-based climate change mitigation; REDD+, carbon removal and offsetting; wildfires; conservation and development; community engagement; Nigeria, Ghana, Canada (British Columbia and Alberta).
Maxine Baptiste | Sessional Lecturer | Nsyilxcn Language Fluency (BNLF) | maxine.baptiste@ubc.ca
Lawrence D. Berg | Professor | Geography | lawrence.berg@ubc.ca | 250.807.9392 | ART 368D

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Critical studies of neoliberalism; geographies of academic knowledge production; place and the politics of identity; postcoloniality; white supremacy.
Courses & Teaching: GEOG128 Introduction to Human Geography; GEOG359 Culture, Space and Politics; GEOG 474 Qualitative Research Methods; GEOG 480 Advanced Seminar in Critical Geography; IGS - Society, Space and Identity; IGS; Professional Development Seminar; IGS - Knowledge Production in the Social Sciences; IGS – Urban Theory.
John (Song Pae) Cho | Assistant Professor | Anthropology | john.cho@ubc.ca | 250.807.8908 | Arts 269
Courses & Teaching: Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality, Queer Studies, Internet, Neoliberalism
Jonathan Cinnamon | Assistant Professor | Geography | jonathan.cinnamon@ubc.ca | 250.807.8014 | ART 312
Research Interests: digital geographies; data studies; GIS and society; science and technology studies; urban studies; surveillance; digital and visual methods; alternative urbanism. I welcome interest from prospective graduate students for research supervision on topics related to these areas.
Alison Conway, PhD (On Leave) | Professor | English and Cultural Studies, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies | alison.conway@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Literary and cultural history of the long eighteenth century in Britain; narrative studies; and gender and sexuality theory.
Courses & Teaching: English; Gender & Women Studies
Robin Dods | Associate Professor Emerita | Anthropology | robin.dods@ubc.ca
Research Interests: 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; subsistence systems.
Courses & Teaching: Cultural anthropology; futurist anthropology; materials analysis; Algonquian ethnography, specific American and world archaeology areas, archaeological theory.
Mike Evans | Professor | Anthropology | michael.evans@ubc.ca | ART 267
Research Interests: Urban Aboriginal issues; Métis history and contemporary issues; Tonga, trans-national migration and globalization; regional food systems; Indigenous methodologies; participatory action research; community based research; and Island studies
Courses & Teaching: Globalization and Indigenous peoples
Roberto Filippello | Postdoctoral Fellow | Community, Culture and Global Studies | roberto.filippello@ubc.ca
Diana E. French | Associate Professor Emerita | Anthropology | diana.french@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Western Canadian archaeology; subarctic anthropology; applied anthropology and aboriginal issues; heritage resource management; works with First Nations communities to manage and protect archaeological and other cultural resources; provides workshops on cross-cultural communications; assists forestry licensees with policy development and cultural resource management.
Courses & Teaching: Applied anthropology; historical archaeology; cultural anthropology; ethnography and archaeology of the western subarctic
Sue Frohlick | Professor | Anthropology, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies | susan.frohlick@ubc.ca | 250.807.8525 | ASC 265

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Mobility, subjectivity, space, gender, and sexuality; transnational intimacies; immigration; tourism and travel; youth and youthhood; community-based research; urban and transnational anthropology; heterosexuality; ethnography.
Courses & Teaching: My teaching focus is cultural anthropology, with a special interest in the anthropology of tourism and travel; gender and sexuality; the politics of mobility (migration and touristic travel); and transnational/global intimacies. ANTH 295 Current Topics in Anthropology (People on the Move: Tourism and Migration)
Marcelle Marie Gareau | Adjunct Professor | Anthropology | marcelle.gareau@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Cultural and Applied Anthropology (Contemporary Indigenous Issues, Community Based Research, Ethnography, Perspectives on Inequality).
Courses & Teaching: People and Cultures, Antropological Theory, Ethnographic Field Methods, Perspectives on Inequality, Contemporary Indigenous Issues.
David Geary | Associate Professor | Anthropology | david.geary@ubc.ca | 250.807.8165 | ART 264
Research Interests: Buddhism; South Asia; geopolitics of heritage; space and place; pilgrimage; diaspora; transnational religious movements and networks; mobilities and critical tourism theory
Courses & Teaching: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; Tourism, Desire and Difference; Anthropology of Religion; India in Motion: Ethnographic Perspectives; Ethnographic Research Methods; Debating Globalization; Tourism and the Senses
Dallas Good Water | Community Liaison and Instructional Coordinator | Community, Culture and Global Studies | dallas.goodwater@ubc.ca | 250.807.8912
Ross Gordon | Lecturer | Anthropology | ross.gordon@ubc.ca
Miriam Grant | Professor Emeritus | Geography | miriam.grant@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Linkages between urban food security and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa; low-income rental housing in Zimbabwe; transnational Zimbabweans; gendered aspects of caregiving for TB and HIV/AIDS patients in Zimbabwe; social and economic vulnerabilities for urban youth in Zimbabwe
Neha Gupta | Assistant Professor | Anthropology | neha.gupta@ubc.ca | ART 259
Research Interests: Archaeology; Post-colonial and Indigenous studies of cultural heritage; Digital and Geospatial Methods and Practice; Landscape and Settlement Archaeology; Canada and India
Courses & Teaching: My teaching focus is archaeology, with particular interest in post-colonial and Indigenous studies of cultural heritage; geospatial and digital methods and practice; landscape and settlement archaeology and the practice of archaeology ANTH 103 Introduction to World Archaeology, ANTH 319 Archaeology of Early State Societies, ANTH 490 Digital Anthropology
Evan J. Habkirk | Lecturer | Indigenous Studies | ehabkirk@mail.ubc.ca | ART 326
Research Interests: Indigenous people in colonial militaries; traditional and contemporary concepts of warriorship, Indigenous encounters with public history and museums, residential schools and reconciliation, and Indigenous education
Laura Hall | Lecturer | Indigenous Studies | laura.hall@ubc.ca
Lindsay Harris | Sessional Lecturer, PhD Student | Anthropology | lindsay.harris@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (IGS): Exploring how communities deliberate about which social initiatives to pursue, and how advocates determine the value(s) of these initiatives. Specific interests include food security, community gardening, and poverty reduction.
Justin Haruyama | Postdoctoral Research Fellow | Anthropology | justin.haruyama@ubc.ca
Alicia Head | Senior Assistant | Community, Culture and Global Studies | alicia.head@ubc.ca | 250.807.8102 | ART 270
Melissa Jacques, PhD | Associate Professor of Teaching | English, English and Cultural Studies, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies | melissa.jacques@ubc.ca | 250.807.9573 | CCS 172

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Trauma theory; queer theory; popular culture (crime fiction and graphic memoir); life writing and creative non-fiction; Holocaust Studies; the scholarship of teaching and learning; narrative medicine/medical humanities
Courses & Teaching: English; composition and rhetoric; critical theory; cultural theory; popular culture; graduate studies (ENGL and IGS)
Catherine (Katey) Kyle | Lecturer | Geography | catherine.kyle@ubc.ca
Research Interests: The application of GIS to diverse research topics, including landscape connectivity and conservation, Species at Risk, landscape change, and historical GIS.
Colleen Larson | Lecturer | Indigenous Studies | colleen.larson@ubc.ca
Heather Latimer | Assistant Professor | Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies | heather.latimer@ubc.ca | 250.807.8153 | ART 254

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Reproductive technologies and politics, especially reproductive futurism; biopolitics; sexuality studies; science and technology studies; feminist new materialism and post-humanism; cultural studies; literature and film.
Courses & Teaching: Politics of Reproduction; Critical Sexuality Studies; Feminist Epistemologies; Gender and Popular Culture
Tess Lea | Department Head, Professor | Anthropology | tess.lea@ubc.ca | 250.807.8330 | ART 267
Research Interests: I have instigated and managed national and international research collaborations to pursue translational research across health, education, housing, infrastructure, militarism, and extractive relations—these being different coordinates for mapping social inequality under continuing settler occupation in troubled times and considering the policy ecology informing such issues.
Gabrielle Legault | Assistant Professor | Indigenous Studies | gabrielle.legault@ubc.ca | 250.807.8867 | ART 263
Research Interests: Métis in British Columbia; Métis history, identity and nationalism; Indigenous Identity and Representation; Place Identity; Decolonization; Inter-Indigenous Relations and Treaties; Critical Indigenous Studies; Indigenous geographies.
Courses & Teaching: Introduction to Decolonization; Métis People and Perspectives; Indigenous Studies Theory and Methodology; Indigenous Culture, Heritage, and Intellectual Property.
John Lyon | Assistant Professor | Nsyilxcn Language Fluency (BNLF) | john.lyon@ubc.ca | 250.807.8215 | ART 250
Research Interests: Interior Salish Languages; Language Documentation and Revitalization; Salish Linguistics
Courses & Teaching: Nsyilxcn Fluency Program courses; Interior Salish linguistics
Naomi M. McPherson | Associate Professor Emerita | Anthropology | naomi.mcpherson@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Since 1981 in West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, emphasis on traditional cultures as they transform to modern social, economic and religious ideologies and institutions; gender studies; lives of girls and women; ethno-obstetrics and cosmopolitan medical systems in rural environs; changing belief systems; analysis of myth and its relation to social structure; symbolic analysis; kinship studies; the firstborn/primogeniture; ritual and mortuary ceremony; colonialism
Fiona McDonald | Assistant Professor | Anthropology | fiona.mcdonald@ubc.ca | 250.807.8127 | ASC 266

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Visual anthropology; anthropology of art; sensory ethnography; material culture; curatorial studies; museum studies; textiles; oral history; contemporary Indigenous art; informal science learning and the environment; anthropocene; water rights; open access and digital publishing; North America & Aotearoa New Zealand.
Courses & Teaching: Visual & media anthropology; arts-based ethnography; anthropology of art; fieldwork methodologies; cultural anthropology; ethnography.
Laura A. Meek | Assistant Professor | Anthropology | laura.meek@ubc.ca | 250.807.8574 | ART 249

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Pharmaceuticals; Counterfeits; Embodiment; Sensoriums; Feminist Science and Technology Studies; Medical Anthropology; Leprosy; Critical Global Health; Ontological Politics; Dreams; Temporality; Tanzania; East Africa; Indian Ocean Worlds; Hong Kong; Fugitivity; Black Studies; African Studies; Postcolonial Theory; Ethnography
Courses & Teaching: Global health; embodiment and the anthropology of the body; feminist, anti-racist, and postcolonial science and technology studies; African studies; and cultural and medical anthropology. Courses currently offered at UBC include: ANTH 100: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; ANTH 227: Culture, Health, and Illness; ANTH 425: Seminar in Medical Anthropology; ANTH 429: Medical Anthropology and International Development
Bernard Momer | Associate Professor | Geography | bernard.momer@ubc.ca | 250.807.9406 | ASC 450

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: 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; changing landscapes of wine-producing regions in Canada
Courses & Teaching: Urban geography; urban planning; cultural geography. Specifically, GEOG 128 Human Geography: Space Place and Community; GEOG 250 Introduction to Urban Geography; GEOG 255 Space and Culture; GEOG 354 Urban Canada: Growth, Form and Structure; GEOG 451 Urban Planning; GEOG 491 Selected Topics in Geography: Interpreting Urban Landscapes
Astrida Neimanis, PhD | Associate Professor | English and Cultural Studies, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies | astrida.neimanis@ubc.ca | 250.807.9185 | CCS 370

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Feminist studies (with a focus on embodiment, ecofeminisms, material feminisms and intersectionality), environmental studies (with a focus on cultural studies of water, weather and climate change, and multispecies justice), everyday militarisms, interdisciplinarity, epistemologies and non-traditional research methodologies.
Ilya Parkins | Associate Professor | Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies | ilya.parkins@ubc.ca | 250.807.9625 | ART 258

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Feminist theories, especially epistemologies; history and theory of fashion; theories of modernity and early twentieth-century cultural formations; femininities; Periodical media’
Courses & Teaching: Gender, Race, Sexuality and Power I: An Introduction; Women and Popular Culture; Critical Foundations: Feminism and Difference; Perspectives on Gendered Bodies; Feminist Research Methodologies; Gender, Dress and Fashion: Histories and Theories; Femininities
Sandra Peacock | Associate Professor Emerita | Anthropology | sandra.peacock@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Relationship between people and the plant world; the use, classification, and management of plants for food, medicine, materials, and spiritual purposes
Marlowe Sam | Lecturer | Indigenous Studies | marlowe.sam@ubc.ca | 250.807.8620
Research Interests: Indigenous water rights and customary laws
Courses & Teaching: Indigenious studies
Christine Schreyer | Associate Professor | Anthropology | christine.schreyer@ubc.ca | 250.807.9314 | ART 368C

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Linguistic anthropology; First Nations language and culture; land claims and Aboriginal Title; ethnolinguistics, ethnohistory, social memory, oral history, landscape, and traditional land use studies; works with First Nations communities on language issues such as language maintenance and revitalization of endangered languages
Courses & Teaching: Linguistic anthropology; language documentation and revitalization
Donna Senese | Associate Professor | Geography | donna.senese@ubc.ca | 250.807.9372 | ASC 404

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: rural resilience, tourism and sustainability, landscapes of wine and food, international experiential education
Courses & Teaching: GEOG 129 Human Geography: Resources, Development and Society; GEOG/SUST 201 Research Methods in Geography and Sustainability, GEOG 318 Rural Geographies; GEOG 365 Parks and Protected Areas Management, GEOG 371 Research Strategies in Human Geography; GEOG 434 Tourism Geographies; GEOG 435 Wine Geographies; GEOG/SUST 491 Selected Topics in Geography and Sustainability: Rural Sustainability: Wine; Food and Tourism in Central Italy
Onyx Sloan Morgan | Assistant Professor | Geography | onyx.sloanmorgan@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Critical human geography; resource extraction; sexuality and gender; political ecology; settler colonialism; youth-led research and social movements; modern treaties
Courses & Teaching: GEOG 358: Gender, Place & Culture (Fall 2021); GEOG 217: Regional Geographies of BC (Winter 2022); GEOG 491: Human Ecology (Winter 2022)
Mary Stockdale | Adjunct Professor | Geography | mary.stockdale@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Community natural resource management, environment and resilience, community-based management of forests, specifically non-timber forest products (NTFP), environmental and resilience-related initiatives.
Courses & Teaching: Geography of food systems, natural resource management, development of environmental thought, sustainability and planning, community resilience, ethnobotany, ethnoecology.
Alyson Stone | Lecturer | Anthropology | alyson.stone@ubc.ca
Margo Tamez (On Leave) | Associate Professor | Indigenous Studies | margo.tamez@ubc.ca | 250.807.9837
Research Interests: NOT CURRENTLY SUPERVISING NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS. Ndé consciousness of time, place, and homeland; Indigenous women’s consciousness of land-based relations in Kónitsąąíí gokíyaa (Lipan Apache country); Indigenous consciousness along the Río Grande River; Indigenous Peoples & Human Rights; Borders; Militarization; Memory; Indigenous decolonial concepts; Self-Determination; Transitional Justice; the Poetics of Indigenous Movements.
Courses & Teaching: Indigenous perspectives of history, colonization and decolonization; Indigenous decolonial thought on governance and self-determination; Indigenous women’s consciousness and activism; Indigenous poetics of resistance and transformation
Braden Te Hiwi | Assistant Professor | Indigenous Studies | braden.tehiwi@ubc.ca | 250.807.8038 | ART 252

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Indigenous Health, Indigenous peoples sport and physical activity, Indigenous History, Community based research, Indigenous methodologies.
Courses & Teaching: INDG: 100 Introduction to Indigenous Studies; INDG: 309 Indigenous Perspectives on Health; INDG: 319 Indigenous Perspectives on Health and Physical Activity
Carlos Teixeira | Professor | Geography | carlos.teixeira@ubc.ca | 250.807.9313 | ART 268

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Urban and social geography with an emphasis on migration processes; community formation, housing, and neighborhood change; ethnic entrepreneurship and the social structure of Canadian cities; gentrification; racialization in the city; class segregation; urban form.
Courses & Teaching: Geography 128: Human Geography: Space, Place and Community Geography 129: Human Geography: Resources, Development and Society Geography 351: Urban Social Geography Geography 353: Geographies of Migration and Settlement (Portugal and the Azores/2013) Geography 371: Research Methods in Human Geography Geography 454: Geographies of Housing (Romania and Bulgaria/2012) Geography 458: Population Geography
Silvia Tomášková | Professor | Anthropology, Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies | silvia.tomaskova@ubc.ca | 250.807.9286 | ASC 402
Research Interests: A feminist anthropologist/archaeologist with field and historical research in Eastern & Central Europe, Siberia, South Africa, Dr. Tomášková is interested in knowledge production, particularly about places and spaces in the deep past, as alternatives to modernity.
Shelley Vanderburg | Administrative Assistant | Community, Culture and Global Studies | shelley.vanderburg@ubc.ca | 250.807.8298 | ART 277
John Wagner (On Leave) | Professor | Anthropology | john.wagner@ubc.ca | 250.807.9318 | ART 262
Research Interests: Environmental anthropology; political ecology; water governance; food security and food sovereignty, local ecological knowledge, conservation and development, language documentation, Okanagan Valley, Columbia River Basin and the Columbia River Treaty, Papua New Guinea.
Courses & Teaching: ANTH 245 Culture and Environment; ANTH 401 Contemporary Theory in Anthropology; ANTH 345 Living in the Anthropocene; ANTH 445 Political Ecology; IGS 586 Community Engagement, Social Change, and Equity.
Shannon Ward | Assistant Professor | Anthropology | shannon.ward@ubc.ca | 250.807.8695 | ART 261
Research Interests: Linguistic Anthropology; language acquisition and socialization; language shift and endangerment; children and childhood; greater Tibetan and Himalayan communities.
Courses & Teaching: Linguistic Anthropology; multilingualism; language documentation and revitalization.
Shawn Wilson | Associate Professor | Indigenous Studies | shawn.wilson@ubc.ca | 250.807.8015 | ART 272
Research Interests: Indigenist Methodologies; Social-Emotional Wellbeing; Culture and Health

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