2015-2016 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow

Completed at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, her recent thesis focused on the sociocultural impacts of hydroelectric development among the James Bay Cree, in Northern Quebec. For the last 10 year, she has been doing ethnographic research in the Community of Nemaska, documenting how the Cree hunting practices and, more generally, their relationship to land have been challenged by their greater integration in the resource development industry since the signing of the “Peace of the Braves” Agreement, in 2002. At the crossroads between anthropology of development, political ontology and Native Studies, her research aims at describing how, in the contemporary Canadian context, Native sovereignty and land ethics, as well as land tenure systems, are more and more embedded in the neoliberal governance rationale.