Katherine Sinclair

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

PhD (McGill)

7-368D, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Katherine Sinclai'rs research focuses on Inuit engagements with mining in Nunavut. How is work in the mining industry drawn on strategically to maintain community-based priorities of well-being? What are the implications of policies and strategies originating from government and industry to increase Inuit employment? What role do contemporary land claim agreements play in these processes? Methodologically she aims for a decolonizing approach, and she is based in political/economic anthropology.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Resource extraction, Nunavut, colonialism, well-being, policy

Teaching and Research Interests

Sinclair's research has given her an interest in teaching about Indigenous-Settler relations in Canada, with a focus on governmental actions past and present. A focus on political and economic anthropology is also present throughout courses when possible.