Aberdeen Team

 

Rob Wishart

Rob Wishart

r.p.wishart@abdn.ac.uk

Dr. Wishart will be documenting the ethnography and history of science of caribou, dog, fish, and muskoxen in Canada's Northwest and Yukon Territories and Alaska with Gwich'in hunters as well as biologists working in the region.

Peter Loovers

Peter Loovers 

p.loovers@abdn.ac.uk

Dr. Loovers has been working extensively on the relations between dogs, fish, and caribou through ethnographic and archival research. His particular focus is on so-called 'working dogs' in the Gwich'in communities in Canada's Northwest Territories and the Yukon.

 

 

 

 Alex Oehler

Alex Oehler

r01aco12@abdn.ac.uk

Alex Oehler is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology and holder of a research fellowship from 'The North' Programme at the same university. His work with the Arctic Domus project will involve the study of the varied cosmologies of settlers and indigenous people in their relationship with the environment within Siberia. 

 

 

Catherine Munro

Catherine Munro

r02cm14@abdn.ac.uk

Catherine Munro is a PhD student in the Arctic Domus project. She will be researching historic and contemporary relationships surrounding the breeding of Shetland ponies. Catherine will examine the history of the classification of the ‘breed’ as well as their role in colonization across the Arctic.

Sara Asu Schroer

Sara Asu Schroer

s.schroer@abdn.ac.uk

Dr. Sara Asu Schroer is examining the complex trans-species relationships that develop in falconry – a hunting practice through which humans and birds of prey learn to hunt in cooperation. In her current post-doctoral research she extended fieldwork and archival research to also include the practice of breeding of birds of prey. In her research she is particularly interested in exploring question of trans-species knowledge and learning as well as aspects of architectures and technologies of domestication. 

Paula Schiefer

 Paula Shiefer

r01pes14@abdn.ac.uk

Paula Schiefer is a PhD student in the Arctic Domus Project. The focus of Paula’s research is on relations between (Yup’ ik) people, salmon and other animals along the Kuskokwim River in Southwest Alaska. She is especially interested in practices that cultivate relations between people and salmon, including those that make, perpetuate, or hinder salmon’s significance as a valuable animal.

Tamara Ranspot

Tamara Ranspot

r01tar14@abdn.ac.uk

Tamara Ranspot is a PhD student in the University of Aberdeen’s Department of Anthropology. She will be studying the role of music in human-animal relationships, looking in particular at the ways in which people communicate with, represent, and assert their relationships with animals through music. She will be working with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation in and around Dawson City, Yukon Territory in Northern Canada.

Loïc Harrault

Loic Harrault

loic.harrault@abdn.ac.uk

Loïc Harrault joined the HUMANOR project as a postdoc in May 2015 in the Aberdeen team with Dr. Karen Milek, Pr. Lorna Dawson (James Hutton Institute) and Pr. David Anderson. He is a geoarcheologist specialised in organic geochemistry. He uses chemical and molecular tools like lipid biomarkers to identify the presence of reindeers and other animals in archeological sites from Siberia and Sweden to better understand the evolution of human-animal relationships over time in these areas.

Erin Consiglio

Erin Consiglio

r01emc15@abdn.ac.uk

Erin Consiglio is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology.  She will be studying human-animal relationships in Canada, focusing on animals in oral history.  She will be working with Gwich’in women in Old Crow, in the northern Yukon.

Gioia Barnbrook

Gioia Barnbrook

r01emc15@abdn.ac.uk

Gioia Barnbrook is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen. Her current research explores the relational ecology of historical and contemporary human-waterfowl-environment connections among coastal Cree in the eastern James Bay. Focusing particularly on documenting Cree knowledge of these relationships, it will also incorporate archival accounts of missionaries, traders and scientists.