List of (almost) all Executive Committee members since 1974 (PDF). Please let us know if you know the missing information!
President: Pamela Downe
Pamela Downe is a medical anthropologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan. Her ongoing areas of research are the anthropology of infectious disease, reproduction and maternal care, and gendered violence. She has worked in six countries across North and Central America as well as the eastern Caribbean: Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Barbados. She has recently completed two projects. The first is an ethnographic study of motherhood in the context of the Saskatchewan HIV/AIDS epidemic; the second is an interdisciplinary exploration of pain in the lives of men living with hemophilia. She is a past recipient of CASCA’s Richard F. Salisbury Award as well as the Weaver-Tremblay award.
President-Elect: Sabrina Doyon
Sabrina Doyon is a full professor in the department of anthropology at Université Laval. She completed her PhD in anthropology at McGill University, and specializes in environmental anthropology. Her research and teaching explore how both socio-environmental relationships and nature itself are undergoing transformations. More specifically, she works on environmental conservation and alternative environmental projects in the fields of agriculture and fishery. Her analyses are guided by political ecology and environmental history frameworks. She takes a comparative approach to her research, which leads her to do fieldwork in Spain, Cuba, Mexico and Québec.
Past-President: Martha Radice
Martha Radice is a social anthropologist whose work focuses on the social, spatial and cultural dynamics of cities. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of Dalhousie University, Halifax. She has investigated social relations, especially interethnic relations, and the production of space in multiethnic commercial streets in Montréal. Her ongoing areas of interest are urban anthropology, public space, public art and public culture, multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism, neighbourhoods, and ethnographic methods. She has also been involved in applied research, having evaluated social inclusion in high schools and police-community relations in the UK and looked at public libraries as public space in Canada.
Treasurer: Udo Krautwurst
Udo Krautwurst received his B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Manitoba, and his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut. Currently he is Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Prince Edward Island. His graduate degrees focused on historical anthropology/anthropology of colonialism, particularly of settler colonies in Africa. For about the last decade his research has concentrated on the anthropology of bioscience/biomedicine, especially as it develops on Prince Edward Island. His current research considers the effects of federal and provincial science and economic policies as they affect work at the lab bench among small bioscience companies.
Secretary: Charles Menzies
Charles Menzies, a member of Gitxaała Nation, was born and raised in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. His primary research interests are the production of anthropological films, natural resource management, political economy, contemporary First Nations’ issues, maritime anthropology, and indigenous archaeology. He is also special advisor on cultural and heritage research for Gitxaała Nation and a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.
Anglophone Member at Large: Marieka Sax
Marieka Sax is a sociocultural anthropologist, and a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate at the University of Northern British Columbia. She holds an MA and PhD from Carleton University. In northern BC, she employs collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to explore resource extraction, indigenous-settler relations, and rural livelihoods. This builds on her earlier work on peasant production, traditional medicine, gender, and indigeneity in the Peruvian Andes. What connects these projects in Latin America and Canada is her interest in socially reproduced cultural understandings of wellbeing and the good life.
Francophone Member at Large: Van Troi Tran
Van Troi Tran is Lecturer in Ethnology at Laval University and Research Assistant at the Centre de recherches Cultures.Arts.Sociétés (CELAT). His research has focused on food and globalization in the context of international events, the implementation of international food hygiene standards, the politics of crowd management, and the social life of brands. He has published two books: Manger et boire aux expositions universelles (Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2012) and Patrimoines sensibles : mots, espaces, pratiques, coedited with Vincent Auzas (Presses de l’Université Laval, 2010).He is currently working on an anthropology of historians in the Francophone world and examines the effects of the globalization and neoliberalization of academia on historians practicing their “craft” in a non-hegemonic language.
Communications Officer: Éric Gagnon Poulin
Éric Gagnon Poulin is interested in poverty and exclusion, sustainable development, social movements and resistance in Quebec and Latin America. He completed his Masters degree on Mirabel expropriated citizen’s political mobilisation. He also produced a documentary film on the same topic that will be premiered at the 2nd International Forum on Great Useless and Imposed Projects in France. Eric also holds a multidisciplinary certificate in contemporary Latin American Studies from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. He is currently completing a PhD at Laval University in economic anthropology and is particularly interested in discourse that addresses themes of poverty and social exclusion.