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CICADA Students
Name Degree Institution Discipline Supervisor Committee Research Title
Salman Banisadr MSc Concordia University Geography, Planning and Environment Monica Mulrennan Graduate Thesis Research as a Lens on the Discipline of Geography’s Engagement of Indigenous Communities in Canada
Nicholas Barber PhD McGill University Anthropology Ronald Niezen Baka Representation: Rights, Videomaking, and Indigenous Identity in Southeast Cameroon
Pierre Bédard PhD Laval University Anthropology Sylvie Poirier Indigenous immanentism and ontologies. A case study of the Innu of the Lower North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence
Morgane Bonamy PhD Université de Montréal Geography Thora Herrmann Wolverine, Society and Conservation in Canada
Stéphanie Boulais PhD Laval University Anthropology Sylvie Poirier Intergenerational knowledge transfer in the contemporary management of territorial issues : the Opitciwan landfill case
Véronique Breton PhD Laval University Law Geneviève Motard International Law and Indigenous children’s rights
Geoffrey Buchanan PhD Australian National University Anthropology Jon Altman Mutant modernity Down Under: The political ecology of caring for country in two Aboriginal communities
Véronique Bussières PhD Concordia University Geography, Planning and Environment Monica Mulrennan and Thora Herrmann Reconciling Biological and Cultural Conservation in Indigenous Coastal Settings: Implications for Marine Protected Area Frameworks
Paul-Antoine Cardin PhD Université Laval Geography Caroline Desbiens Impacts cumulatifs de l’aménagement du Nitassinan de Mashteuiatsh sur les pratiques culturelles des Pekuakamiulnuatsh
Francois-Xavier Cyr PhD Laval University Anthropology Martin Hébert and Stephen Wyatt What dialogue within the Cree-Québec Forestry Board? Ethnography of the implementation of the adapted forestry regime of the Peace of the Braves
Alice Damiano PhD McGill University Renewable Resources Peter Brown and Colin Scott Ecological Economics, Behavioural Economics, Indigenous Studies and natural/environmental disasters
Otilia Del Carmen Puiggros PhD Université du Québec en Outaouais Applied Social Sciences Dimitri della Faille Gouvernance territoriale et action historique en Équateur
Sipi Flamand MA Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue Indigenous Studies Benoit Éthier The promotion of the political and philosophical knowledge of Atikamekw Nehirowisiw in a context of Indigenous self-determination
Kristy Francks PhD Concordia University Geography, Planning and Environment Monica Mulrennan Water Wonders: Empowering Connections between Indigenous Youth, Water, Culture, Tradition and Technology
Jennifer Glassco PhD McGill University Anthropology John Galaty Beyond an African Youth Crisis: Pastoralist Youth Strategies for Economic Success
Camilo Gómez PhD McGill University Anthropology Colin Scott The Value of the Sacred: Extraction of Natural Resources in Indigenous Territories. Culture, Spirituality, and Conflict in the Colombian Amazon
Noémie Gonzalez PhD Laval University Anthropology Martin Hébert Impacts of forest fires on local social-ecological systems: forest fire fighting among the Atikamekw people
Jessica Hewitt MSc Concordia University Geography, Planning and Environment Monica Mulrennan Remapping land with Kwantlen First Nation: strategies for enhancing their control and participation in Regional Park planning and management in British Columbia
Fatoumata Kaba PhD Laval University Law Geneviève Motard Indigenous Peoples’ right to development and the mining legal regime in Guinea
Evans Kirigia PhD McGill University Anthropology John Galaty Community-based conservation and environmentality in Kenya
Marie-Dominik Langlois PhD University of Ottawa Sociological and Anthropological Studies Karine Vanthyune The (re)vitalization of the Xinka people’s ethnic identity and its interrelationship with the movement opposing mining expansion in southeastern Guatemala since 2010
Mélanie-Louise Leblanc PhD McGill University Natural Resource Sciences Murray Humphries Understanding ecological relationships between eelgrass, waterfowl, and coastal development in northeastern New Brunswick
Etienne Le Merre PhD Université Laval and Montpellier SupAgro Geography Caroline Desbiens Inuit well-being and mining implantation in Nunavik
Simon Maraud PhD Université de Limoges Physical and Environmental Geography Caroline Desbiens Instrumentalisations de la nature en territoires autochtones: comparaison entre le Sápmi (Suède) et Eeyou Itschee (Québec, Canada)
Laetitia Marc PhD Laval University Anthropology Caroline Hervé Inuit women’s strategies of adaptation to environmental change
Javier Mateo-Vega PhD McGill University Biology Catherine Potvin Elucidating Sustainable Land-use Pathways with the Full and Effective Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Catherine Morin-Boulais PhD Laval University Anthropology Sabrina Doyon The social construction of Quebec’s mining: the case of Abitibi
Nicolas Rasiulis PhD McGill University Anthropology Colin Scott The environmental stewardship of the Dukha reindeer pastoralists in northern Mongolia
Justin Raycraft PhD McGill University Anthropology John Galaty An ethnographic study of changing land use and livelihood practices in the Kwakuchinja Wildlife Corridor, Tanzania
Ivet Reyes Maturano PhD McGill University Anthropology Ismael Vaccaro Remittance Cultivated Landscapes: Forest Recovery and Social Transformation in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, Mexico
Nafisa Sarwath PhD Concordia University Geography, Planning and Environment Monica Mulrennan Adaptive Responses of Contemporary Land-Based Activities of Wemindji Cree of Eeyou Istchee
Katherine Scott PhD McGill University Anthropology Colin Scott The Cree Nation of Wemindji’s museum/cultural center: links to the past, paths for the future
Caroline Seagle PhD VU University Amsterdam and McGill University Anthropology John Galaty Rural transformations sparked by large-scale mineral extraction and conservation in Madagascar
Katherine Strand PhD McGill University Anthropology Colin Scott and Ismael Vaccaro Experiment, Expertise, and Embodied Knowledge: Farming at the Boundary of Agricultural Science in the Canadian Prairies
Darren Thomas PhD Wilfrid Laurier University Community Psychology Terry Mitchell Indigenous rights and resource governance in the “Ring of Fire” in Northern Ontario.
Wren (Nasr) Toombs PhD McGill University Anthropology Colin Scott Politics of protected areas in Eeyou Istchee: Protection, development, and culture on the Eastern James Bay
Carmen Umaña-Kinitzki PhD McGill University Anthropology Colin Scott Where water-worlds converge: Indigenous responses to industrial development along the headwaters of the Amazon River
Leila Vaziri PhD Concordia University Geography, Planning and Environment Monica Mulrennan Global Trends in the Creation of Indigenous Territories of Life
Duncan Warltier PhD McGill University Natural Resource Sciences Murray Humphries Colin Scott Analysing Development Compensation: How compensation agreements act to preserve Indigenous food security and traditional cultural practices
Paul Wattez PhD University of Montreal and University of Laval Anthropology Marie-Pierre Bousquet and Sylvie Poirier lyiyuu Ihtuun and the politics of heritage among the Eeyouch
Postdoctoral and Research Fellows
Name Degree Institution Discipline Supervisor Research Title
Matthew Burke Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Vermont Ecological Economics Jon Erickson and Stephanie Hurley Poirier The integration of novel solar installations into the ecological and agricultural functions of working landscapes
Claire Levacher Postdoctoral Fellowship Laval University Sustainable development Thierry Rodon Mining encounters and sustainable development in the North
Sarah Moritz Postdoctoral Fellowship Concordia University Geography, Planning and Environment Monica Mulrennan Human-salmon relational ecologies among Salish communities in the Pacific Northwest
Tamara Ranspot Research Fellowship University of Aberdeen Anthropology David Anderson Music and Human-Animal Relations Among Northern Athapaskans
Annick Thomassin Research Fellowship Australia National University Anthropology Kirrily Jordan and Mandy Yap Seachange: Aboriginal marine pathways to social inclusion

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