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Katherine Sinclair

Katherine Sinclair, PhD Student, Anthropology

katherine [dot] sinclair [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Project Title: Policy and Local Engagement: Mining in Arctic Canada

Project Description:

My doctoral research focuses on the ways in which resource extraction policies intersect with northern Inuit interests and priorities, comparing the different understandings of and approaches to mining. Specifically, it examines how policy created in Ottawa is incorporated or resisted by Inuit when conceptualizing land use and identity.

Research Interests: Arctic Canada, resource extraction policy, Inuit land use and identity, northern/southern Canadian relations, Nunavut

Geographic Focus: Nunavut, Arctic Canada

Main Supervisor: Dr. Colin Scott

Previous Education:

MPhil Social Anthropological Analysis (University of Cambridge),

BA Honours Religious Studies (University of Alberta)

Publication History:

Sinclair, Katherine. “Sacred Exchanges”, review of Sacred Exchanges: Images in Global Context, by Robyn Ferrell. Visual Studies, late 2012 or early 2013.

Sinclair, Katherine. “Canada and the Changing Arctic”, review of Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security, and Stewardship, by Franklyn Griffiths, Rob Huebert, and P. Whitney Lackenbauer. Arctic, December 2012.