Assistant Professor, Anthropology
7-368D, City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-633-3287
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.
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.