Charles R. Menzies
Charles Menzies is a Professor in the Department
of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver,
Fraser University), M.A. (York
University), M.Phil., Ph.D. (Anthropology Program, the Graduate
School and University Center of the City
University of New York).
Professor Menzies' primary research interests are the production of anthropological films, natural resource management (primarily
fisheries related), political economy, contemporary First Nations'
issues, maritime anthropology and the archaeology of north coast BC.
He has conducted field research in, and has produced films concerning,
north coastal BC, Canada (including archaeological research); Brittany, France; and Donegal, Ireland.
His current research project, Laxyuup Gitxaaɫa, combines archaeological and socio-cultural anthropology
to document the traditional territory of Gitxaaɫa Nation. Other projects include founding
and directing the Ethnographic
Film Unit at UBC, establishing an online journal,
Proposals, and acting as the coordinator
of an ecological anthropology research group at UBC, Forests
and Oceans for the Future.
Graduate student mentorship and supervision is a key focus of my scholarly practice. Typically master’s students work
with projects that I have underway or that are closely associated thematically. Doctoral students, while focusing on
projects with affinities to my research, pursue more independent projects. I’ve had the privilege of working with a
great number of outstanding students. Many of their projects are focused on natural resource management (fisheries and forestry),
others explore the dynamics of municipal politics, local development projects at UBC, climate change artists, and food security. Today
these scholars are working in NGO's, goverment agencies, universities and colleges.
Listed below are dissertations and theses completed by this outstanding and excellent group.