Fall 2017

September 14

Tom Beckley

Forestry, UNB Fredericton

“Energy and the rural sociological imagination”

September 28

Ramona Nicholas

Anthropology, UNB Fredericton

“Nokmosok Kikahan Skitkomiq: Grandmothers Healing the Land”

There is no paper this week, as Ramona Nicholas will be presenting. However, for those unfamiliar with the Sisson Project, come prepared by reading this compilation of media reports.

October 12

Matthew Hayes

Sociology, Saint Thomas University

“Into the universe of the Hacienda: Lifestyle migration, individualism and social dislocation in Vilcabamba, Ecuador”

October 26

Tracy Glynn

Interdisciplinary Studies, UNB Fredericton

“‘No one can say we were not here’: A photovoice study of women’s resistance to mining in Indonesia”

November 9

Mallory Moran

Visiting Fulbright Fellow, Anthropology, UNB Fredericton and The College of William & Mary

“Understanding the Cultural Landscape of Movement of Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) Peoples of the Maritime Peninsula”

November 23

Phil Taber

Librarian, UNB Fredericton & Farmer 

“‘Walk the rocky hillside’: The place of rhetoric and poetry in rural revival”

December 7

Tia Dafnos

Sociology, UNB Fredericton

“‘Pacification logics’ of critical infrastructure ‘resilience’ in Canada”

Winter 2018

January 11

Daniel Tubb

Anthropology, UNB Fredericton

“Criminalizing extractivism: Transforming cocaine with gold in Colombia”

January 25

Ian J. Jesse

Visiting Fulbright Fellow, History, UNB Fredericton and the University of Maine

“The Farmer and the Fox: Life, Death, and Profit(?) on New Brunswick Fox Farms”

February 8

Xiomara Sanchez and Paige Vincent

Civil Engineering, UNB Fredericton

“Infrastructure asset management systems for rural communities”

February 22

William Parenteau 

History, UNB Fredericton

“Raking Embers: Incendiarism and the Transformation of the New Brunswick Forest Industries”

March 15

Brad Cross

History, Saint Thomas University

“The afterlife of bauxite Mines: Caribbean and Australian experiences”

March 22


April 5

Grad Student Workshop

Chris Shaw

Anthropology, UNB Fredericton

“Chapter 2: Birchbark Canoe Travel” from the thesis “A GIS Approach to Ancestral Wabanaki Canoe Routes and Travel Times”

Trevor Lamb

Anthropology, UNB Fredericton

“In New Brunswick We’ll Find It’: The New England Antiques Trade and New Brunswick Furniture 1900–1939”