Associated Graduate Students


Lacey Fleming, PhD 


Maria Kartveit, MA

Maria Kartveit's research for her MA at the University of Oslo was based in Dawson city, Yukon, Canada. She investigated the relationship between humans and salmon, from a knowledge and power perspective. Her thesis was called: "When knowledges meet: Management and co-management of a declining salmon run in Subarctic Canada".

Kjersti Kvie, PhD 


Katherine Latham  

Katherine Lantham recently completed my Master of Arts degree at the University of Alberta. The focus of her research was human relationships with dogs, specifically the use of dogs for pulling and carrying loads. Her master’s thesis evaluated the use of certain skeletal indicators for identifying these types working relationships in the archaeological record. Her thesis is titled Working Like Dogs: A systematic evaluation of spinal pathologies as indicators of dog transport in the archaeological record.

Sarah Moritz, PhD

Sarah Moritz (PhD McGill University) focuses her ethnographic, anthropological and archival research collaboratively on Interior Salish St’át’imc governance and knowledge practices and the history of science and anthropology in relation to land, water and animals, particularly salmon, along the Fraser River in British Columbia, Western Canada.

Anna Mossolova

Anna Mossolova is a PhD student at Tallinn University. She studies human-animal relations among the Yupik in Alaska, USA.

Erin Consiglio

Erin Consiglio

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

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.

Tamara Ranspot

Tamara Ranspot

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.