President: Mary-Lee Mulholland 

President-Elect: Éric Gagnon Poulin

Past-President: Sabrina Doyon

Treasurer: Thomas (Tad) McIlwraith

Secretary: Millie Creighton

Anglophone Member at Large: Maggie Cumming

Francophone Member at Large: Marie Michèle Grenon

Communication Officer and Webmaster: Alex Oehler

List of (almost) all Executive Committee members since 1974 (PDF). Please let us know if you know the missing information! 

President: 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. 


President-Elect: 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, the labor market, 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.


Past-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.



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: Maggie Cummings

Maggie Cummings is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Scarborough (UTSC).  In Vanuatu, she has done fieldwork on gender, modernity, and social change among youth in the of Port Vila and with returned migrant agricultural workers. Her research interests have recently expanded to include the ethnography of social media and the anthropology of education, in Vanuatu and beyond.




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: Alex Oeher

Alex Oehler is assistant professor at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. He completed his PhD in anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and specializes in environmental anthropology. He is interested in human-landscape and human-animal relations in the Circumpolar North, particularly the Russian Far East, Siberia, and Arctic Canada. His research focuses on non-western approaches to domestication, Indigenous forestry, and sentient ecology. His current work focuses on multispecies ethnography in Inner Asia, with new work emerging on the theme of human-tree relations.


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