(on leave spring 2018)
- B.A., Bowdoin College
- Ph.D., University of Washington
- The Anthropology of Native North America
- Environmental Anthropology
- Communicating Across Cultures
- Nature, Culture, Place
- Hairdos, Piercings, and Tattoos: Body and Identity
- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- Fieldwork in the Local Community
- Advanced Seminar in Anthropology
Current Research Interests
- "Fresh seal blood looks like beauty and life": #sealfies and subsistence in Nunavut." manuscript being prepared for special issue of Hunter Gatherer Research
- Ethnicity, Tradition, and Modernity in the Canadian Arctic. Book-length manuscript being prepared for publication.
Review of 'Hunters, Predators, and Prey: Inuit Perceptions of Animals'. Human Ecology, 2017.
"Digging into my Past: Archaeology and Humanism in the Canadian Arctic," Anthropology and Humanism 42(1): 72-90, 2017.
"Restaurants, fields, markets, and feasts: Food and culture in semi-public spaces." co-authored with Clare Sammells. Food and Foodways 24(3-4): 129-135, 2016.
"To Sell or Not to Sell: Country food markets and Inuit identity in Nunavut." Food and Foodways 24 (3-4): 194-212, 2016.
"The raw, the cooked and the fermented: The culinary heritage of foragers, past and present." Pp. 25-36 in Heritage Cuisines: Traditions, identities and tourism, Dallen J. Timothy ed. Routledge, 2016.
“Placing Identity: Town, Land, and Authenticity in Nunavut, Canada.” Acta Borealia 27(2): 151-166, 2010.
“Inuit Identity in the Canadian Arctic.” Ethnology 47(4): 239-255. Fall 2008.
“Prophecy, Sorcery, and Reincarnation: Inuit Spirituality in the Age of Skepticism.” Pp. 158-182 in Extraordinary Anthropology: Transformations in the Field, Jean-Guy Goulet and Bruce Granville Miller, eds. University of Nebraska Press, 2007.
"Anthropology in an Era of Inuit Empowerment." Pp. 89-101. In Critical Inuit Studies in an Era of Globalization, Pam Stern and Lisa Stevenson, eds. University of Nebraska Press. 2006.
“Inuit: Canada and Greenland.” Pp. 279-281 in the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Volume 1. Solomon H. Katz, ed. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 2003.
“Noms, Récits, et Mémoire au Nunavut [The Embodiment of Cultural Memory and Meaning in Nunavut]," Anthropologie et Sociétés 26(2-3): 179-191, 2002.
"Food and the Making of Modern Inuit Identities" Food and Foodways 10(1): 55-78, 2002.
“Fashioning Selves and Tradition: Case Studies on Personhood and Experience in Nunavut.” American Review of Canadian Studies 31 (1-2): 121-136, 2001.
“Why Do You Ask So Many Questions?”: Dialogical Anthropology and Learning How Not to Ask in Canadian Inuit Society. Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement 11(1): 47-64, 2000.
Usher, Peter J., Gerard Duhaime, and Edmund Searles, ""The Household as an Economic Unit in Arctic Aboriginal Communities and its Measurement by Means of a Mass Survey." Social Indicators Research 61(2): 175-202, 2002.