University of Calgary

Sabrina Peric

  • Assistant Professor

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Key Topics

resource extraction, especially mining; industrial and intellectual history; cultures of expertise and scientific cultures; circumpolar regions

Research Interests

I am an environmental and historical anthropologist who studies resource extraction, human-environment relations especially in our era of climate change, and science and its relationship to governance.  These issues are the centre of both my previous research in southeastern Europe and my new field sites in northern Canada. 

For more information on my current research projects, please visit my website:

I also run the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology's Field School in the Yukon's Kluane Region, "The Dynamic North: Climate, Economy and Society in Anthropological Perspective."

Current Projects


(1) Cultivating the North: The Ideological Origins of Agriculture in the Yukon Territory

(2) Melting Frontiers: Petroscience and the Permafrost Archive (this is the first stage of a larger multi-year project, Deep Ice: Understanding Climate Histories and Futures)

(3)  From Pipelines to Parks: Exploitation and Conservation along the Yukon-Alaska border

In Development: 

(1) Reclaiming Invisible Worlds: Genomics Technologies and Industrial Decontamination, with Dr. Myra Hird, Queen's University


  • PhD
    Harvard University
  • AB
    Dartmouth College


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