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ANTH 1100 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 2120 Cross-cultural Women’s Studies
ANTH 3501 Special Topic: Anthropological Perspectives on Globalization
PhD (York University, Toronto), MA (York), MES (York), BA (Carleton)
I am a Cultural Anthropologist with special interests in Latin America, development discourses and ethnography, environmentalism, women and gender, feminist research - and teaching undergraduate students! I did research for my PhD in southern Mexico on a Canadian development project, the Calakmul Model Forest. This involved participant observation research with development workers, campesino leaders, and Yucatec Maya campesinas. I am working on developing a new research project on food, environment and protest that would involve research in Mexico and Canada. I speak Spanish, French and a little Yucatec Maya.
I came to Kwantlen from Mount Royal University in Calgary, and before that the University of Calgary. Over the last decade I have taught courses on Latin America, Anthropology of Gender, Globalization, Indigenous Studies, Ethnographic Writing, Anthropological Research Methods, Anthropological Theory, and Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. I am very excited to be working with students at Kwantlen now. I see understanding of Cultural Anthropology as essential to living in a globalizing world, and encourage my classes to explore the multicultural worlds we live in.
2011. Feminism and the Anthropology of ‘Development’: Dilemmas in Rural Mexico. Anthropology in Action 18(1):16-28. Special Issue: Feminist Anthropology Confronts Disengagement.
2009. Recent Research on Rural Mexico: New Politics, Indigeneities, and Political Economies [Review Essay]. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 34(67): 197-2008.
2007. Anthropological Perspectives on Environmental Concerns in Rural Mexico: Ethnography in the Calakmul Model Forest, Campeche. In Across Borders: Diverse Perspectives on Mexico: Collected Essays of Contributors to the 11th Annual International Studies Symposium. J. Perkins and K. Campbell, eds. Pp. 71-96. Toronto, ON: International Studies Symposium, Glendon College.
2003. Embroidery as Participation? Women in the Calakmul Model Forest, Campeche, Mexico. Canadian Woman Studies / les cahiers de la femme, Special Issue on Women and Sustainability: From Rio de Janeiro (1992) to Johannesburg (2002) 23(1):159-167.