List of (almost) all Executive Committee members since 1974 (PDF). Please let us know if you know the missing information!
President: 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.
President-Elect: Mary-Lee Mulholland
Mary-Lee Mulholland is an Associate Professor in Anthropology at Mount Royal University. Much of her academic research focused on the production, performance, and contestation of race, gender, sexuality, and class in various Latin America popular culture forms, such as salsa music and mariachi musical ensembles. She also has experience working as an applied anthropologist for both government and non-governmental agencies on policies pertaining to diversity, multiculturalism, anti-racism, and newcomer integration. Her current research focuses on examining gender in self-defense and martial arts.
Past-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.
Thomas (Tad) McIlwraith
I am a cultural anthropologist at the University of Guelph. In British Columbia, I work with Indigenous communities and individuals to document territory, understand food and resource harvesting practices, and to help Elders and families prepare life histories. My work also includes an effort to understand the attitudes and biases that underpin consulting anthropology projects such as traditional land use and occupancy studies. Recently, I have partnered with the Canadian Camping Association to address issues related to cultural appropriation at children's summer camps.
Secretary: Millie Creighton
Biography coming soon
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: Marie Michèle Grenon
Marie Michèle Grenon completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in anthropology and political science at the Université de Montréal. She is currently a doctoral student in anthropology at Laval University. Her research focuses on the international cooperation of Southern countries in the field of health and education. As part of critical approaches to development and decolonialism, her doctoral project aims to analyze an example of South-North collaboration between Cuba and Canada in literacy. Marie Michèle also works as a research assistant in a project funded by the Inclusive Society in habilitation-rehabilitation and support for social integration. The goal is to create more inclusive physical and social environments for people with disabilities.
Communication Officer and Webmaster: Éric Gagnon Poulin
Éric Gagnon Poulin is a visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed his PhD in anthropology at Laval University, and specializes in economic anthropology. He is interested in poverty, social exclusion, sustainable development and resistance in Quebec and Latin America. His research interests include analysis of the State’s discourse on poverty, neoliberalism, and the transformations of the welfare state. His current project focuses on the links between employability measures, the proliferation of precarious jobs and systemic poverty.