My area of interest lies in cultural and environmental anthropology with a focus on rurality, rural/urban relations, local knowledge, environmental history, northern environments, and ideas of place. More specifically, my work thus far has focused on rural and northern Canadian settler populations, and the areas of agriculture, hunting, trapping, environmentalism and forestry.
I am interested in how people understand place, how contemporary environmental understandings can be grounded in historic interpretations, and how knowledge of place can be relevant and pertinent knowledge in the face of development.
- Environmental anthropology
- Rural and northern North America, Circumpolar North
- Rural/urban relations
- Environmental use and perception in the context of land use planning
- Environmental history
I also have an interest in interdisciplinary dynamics and cross-discipline methodologies, specifically in relation to contemporary medical research teams.