Edmund Q. Searles
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Teaching/research specialties: Circumpolar North; Canadian Arctic (Nunavut, Nunavik, Labrador and the NWT); Alaska; environmental and ecological anthropology; indigenism, indigeneity and cultural identity; symbolic and interpretive anthropology; the anthropology of place and displacement; the anthropology of self, society and personhood; the anthropology of food and identity.
Ned (Edmund) Searles is a sociocultural anthropologist specializing in the expression of indigenous identity and power among Native North Americans, particularly the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic. He received his B.A. from Bowdoin College and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His most recent publications explore the articulation of indigenous identity, power and food in Nunavut, Canada's youngest territory. Until his appointment as a visiting professor at Bucknell University, he was co-coordinator of an international research project investigating the contemporary living conditions of indigenous peoples of the Circumpolar North (www.arcticlivingconditions.org). He has held grants from the National Science Foundation, the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program, Université Laval, the International Association of Canadian Studies, and the Canadian Embassy of the United States.
ANTH 109 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
FOUN 098- Hairdos, Piercings and Tattoos: Body & Identity
ANTH 260 - Anthropological Perspectives on Human-Environment Relations
ANTH 410 - The Environment in Cross-Cultural Perspective