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Sean Robertson J.D., Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

Sean Robertson joined Connecting Inuit Elders and Youth: Learning about caribou, community and well-being in May 2012 after completing his Ph.D. in Geography at Simon Fraser University and being a Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, both in Vancouver, Canada. His Ph.D. was based on qualitative research on the politics of Indigenous knowledge in southern British Columbia. He was therefore drawn to participate in Connecting Inuit Elders and Youth due to its collaborative approach to working with and learning from community members.

Trained as a lawyer and human geographer, Sean’s research interests include Indigenous legal traditions, the protection of intangible and tangible cultural heritage, the relationships between Indigenous collectivities and the state, and social theory. His work has a recurring focus on space, law (rights) and identity. Since September 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

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Faculty of Native Studies

University of Alberta

2-59 Pembina Hall

Edmonton, Alberta

T6G 2H8

Phone: (780) 492-0522

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