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Area of Interest:

Medical anthropology; health policy and governance; First Nations sovereignty and self-government; anthropology of policy and bureaucracy; Yukon Territory and northern Canada; social practice theories.


2010   Entered program at UNC-Chapel Hill

2010   MA, Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada)

2008   BA, Anthropology, University of Victoria (Victoria, BC, Canada)

Research & Activities:

I am a medical anthropologist studying health policy and bureaucratic cultures in the Yukon Territory, in northern Canada. My research looks at the relationships between territorial and First Nation governments, asking how new approaches to a ‘therapeutic state’ are negotiated in the context of pressures to decentralize and devolve the policies and practices of care.

This research is supported by a Doctoral Foreign Study Award (2012-2015) from the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), offered in partnership with CIHR’s Knowledge Translation Branch and Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal Initiative.