Noons for Now: Research in the North with Danielle Dinovelli-Lang (Carleton U) and Karen Hébert (Carleton U)

Karen Hébert and Danielle Dinovelli-Lang are Associate Professors in, respectively, DGES and Soc-Anth at Carleton. They have been doing collaborative ethnographic research in southwest and southeast Alaska since 2012, most recently on how the combined inevitability and unpredictability of environmental threat, including from climate change, is changing how coastal Alaskans organize themselves to take political action.

They will be talking about what they’re finding in Alaska, and they are also interested in having a conversation about the challenge of continuing to enact their methodological preference for long-term, fine-grained, ethnographic research in a US context where the pace of environmental and political change so vastly exceeds the capacity for observation.

Where: Carleton’s Nicol Building – NI 3038

When: Thursday, May 11, 12-1PM

Resource List:

Danielle Dinovelli-Lang and Karen Hébert, “Ecological Labor,” Society for Cultural Anthropology, 2018.

Danielle Dinovelli-Lang and Karen Hébert, “Working With,” EnviroSociety, 15 April 2015, and “Working With: Part 2,” 2016.

Danielle Dinovelli-Lang and Karen Hébert. “The Biggest, the Best, the Most, the Last.” Arctic Abstractive Industry: Assembling the Valuable and Vulnerable North 2022. 

Danielle Dinovelli‐Lang and Karen Hébert. “Rural Alaska: The struggle for subsistence.” Journal for the Anthropology of North America 2019.

Karen Hébert and Samara Brock. “Counting and counter-mapping: Contests over the making of a mining district in Bristol Bay, Alaska.” Science as Culture 2016.

Details on Indigenous Action in Alaska:

Ecotrust Indigenous Leadership Series (the Ecotrust website includes educational resources, webinars, and publications on indigenous leadership in frontline communities from California to Alaska)

Alannah Hurley (Yup’ik), Charlene Stern (Gwich’in Athabaskan) and Matthew N. Newman, Pushing Back: Pebble Mine & the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Ecotrust Indigenous Leadership Program, interview transcript