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Giuseppe Amatulli

Postdoctoral Fellow

Giuseppe Amatulli is a postdoctoral fellow working with Frances Abele, Catherine MacQuarrie and Satsan in the research project Rebuilding First Nations Governance.

Giuseppe completed his PhD in socio-legal anthropology from Durham University (U.K.) in 2022. Titled “Cumulative effects, anthropogenic changes, and modern life paths in sub-Arctic contexts. Envisioning the future in Northeastern British Columbia: the case of the Doig and Blueberry River First Nations,” Giuseppe’s PhD research focused on the cumulative effects of industrial development and their impact on the culture, lifestyle, and socio-economic organization of two First Nation communities located in Northeastern British Columbia (namely, Doig River and Blueberry River First Nation).

Before joining Carleton University, Giuseppe was a visiting postdoctoral researcher at Tromsø University in the Arctic Silk Road Research Group — Imagining Global Infrastructures across the Circumpolar North, in the context of which he conducted fieldwork in Prince Rupert, B.C., in the summer of 2022. He completed his PhD at Durham University, U.K., where he was also affiliated with the Durham ARCTIC programme. Before that, he worked as a junior researcher at the Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi (Finland). He also spent two months as a PhD student in the School of Anthropology of the ANU, Canberra, Australia.

He received a European master’s degree in human rights and democratisation (E.MA), and he holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations, both from the University of Trieste (Italy).

He is involved in several networks and research panels (such as the UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Sustainable Resources, of which he is the current Secretary General). From February 2020 till January 2023, he was a PhD representative on the UARCTIC board, and since January 2023, he is an honorary fellow of the department of anthropology, Durham University, U.K.