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Charles R. Menzies

Charles Menzies is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC.

B.A.(Simon 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).

Member of the UBC Board of Governors

Professor Menzies is an elected member of the UBC Board of Governors. Commentary and news can be found on his personal blog [click here]. Official information related to the UBC BoG can be found @ bog.ubc.ca

Research Interests

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, New Proposals, and acting as the coordinator of an ecological anthropology research group at UBC, Forests and Oceans for the Future

Graduate Supervision

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.

Doctoral Dissertations

Master's Theses



Last reviewed 04-September-2019

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Charles R. Menzies, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z1
tel 604-822-2240 | fax 604-822-6161 | e-mail charles.menzies@ubc.ca

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