Walrus Talks “We Desire a Better Country”

In March, 2017, I had the great honour of participating in the Walrus Talks National Tour: https://thewalrus.ca/canada150/ My talk is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhubUdR5OBg


Public lecture — ETH, Zurich ‘So long, and thanks for all the fish: Navigating the impact of settler colonial violence and the Anthropocene on human-fish relations in Treaty Six Territory, Alberta, Canada’

I gave a talk at the invitation of the Architecture department at ETH in Zurich on November 10, 2016. It was entitled 'So long, and thanks for all the fish: Navigating the impact of settler colonial violence and the Anthropocene on human-fish relations in Treaty Six Territory, Alberta, Canada'.  You can watch it here: https://cast.switch.ch/vod/clips/1vy6tkcs45/streaming.html  

Interview: web exclusive on ‘political anger’ (Out in the Open, CBC)

Urbane Adventurer: Amiskwacî

I’m really honoured that Piya Chattopadhyay of Out in the Open on CBC interviewed me about my relationship to ‘political anger’ and expressing anger as an Indigenous feminist scholar working in Canada and the UK — here’s an edited version of the interview.


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Interview on the Anthropocene with Caroline Picard at Bad At Sports

Urbane Adventurer: Amiskwacî

I’m really honoured to be featured on the Bad At Sports blog in this interview by Caroline Picard (who, by the way, reached out shortly after my “Feminist’s Take on the Ontological Turn” piece went viral and invited me to contribute an essay to a really fascinating volume entitled The New [New] Corpse). Hiy hiy, Caroline, for being such an enthusiastic supporter of my work!

You can check out the interview here:


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ANTH 5210F –Special Topics in Indigenous Studies: Decolonizing the Anthropocene

Urbane Adventurer: Amiskwacî


I’m teaching a fall term graduate seminar on ‘Decolonizing the Anthropocene’. The Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) will be determining the terms and conditions (including determining the start date) of the Anthropocene this year. The term has become what anthropologist Beth Reddy calls a ‘charismatic mega-category’, which sweeps up within it diverse and dynamic discourses on human-environmental relations, socio-political orders, economics, ecology, post-humanism, decolonization, anti-colonization, white supremacy, imperialism, science, geology, philosophy and a host of other nodes of thought and action.

The goal of this course is to explore the scientific narratives of the Anthropocene, as framed by organizations such as the AWG, and encourage students to apply critical thinking skills in analyzing the context through which the Anthropocene is being constructed across continents and institutions. The course will encourage students to apply the skills and knowledge from their diverse disciplinary backgrounds to challenge popular understandings of this phenomenon…

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Daniels Public Lecture: Zoe Todd

Urbane Adventurer: Amiskwacî

This March I was very thrilled to give a public lecture at the Daniels School of Architecture at the University of Toronto. The talk was part of the Master of Visual Studies Proseminar Series organized generously by Charles Stankievech.

Abstract (from the Youtube video): “”Fish pluralities, refraction and decolonization in amiskwaciwâskahikan” at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

In a recent piece (Todd 2014), Zoe Todd examined what it means to expand ‘reconciliation’ discourses in Canada ‘beyond-the-human’,incorporating human-fish relations into broader conversations about Indigenous-State relations and settler-colonial realities. This talk examined the possibilities and potentials offered to us as we heed Anishinaabe legal scholar John Borrows’ call to acknowledge Indigenous legal orders within the legal pluralities that shape Canada (Pohlmann 2014). Taking the intimate and fleshy relationships between humans and fish in Zoe’s hometown of Edmonton as a departure point, she examines how we can shift…

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Very excited to share the news that, as of  01 July, I will be starting a preliminary tenure-track position as a lecturer in the department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University. Also, I was very honoured to be invited to participate in the 'World of Matter' event at Concordia University in February 2015. You … Continue reading News

  I am pursuing a PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. My work currently focuses on the relationships between people, fish and the environment in the Western Canadian Arctic in the past and present, in the context of environmental change. Using fishing as a lens, I employ a historical ethnographic … Continue reading