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Supervisor: Dr. Brenda Parlee

Kristine Wray

Supervisor: Dr. Brenda Parlee

I am in my second year of a PhD in Environmental Sociology, a discipline that focuses on the dynamic relationship between human society and our environment.  I am interested in the intersection of environmental and Indigenous governance, or in other words, governance models that grow from land-based life, fishing livelihoods, the role of power and knowledge when considering the interaction between traditional knowledge and science in resource management contexts, and Aboriginal and scientific epistemologies and spiritualties.  I have spent quite a bit of time at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, achieving undergraduate degrees in both Native Studies (BA) and Environmental Conservation Sciences (BSc.), and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sociology.  In addition to this work I am an artist, painter and photographer, and I am currently exploring how art methodologies can inform academic research practice as well as function as a legitimate research output.  Finally, I love yoga: candy for the body.