Editorial Board

Leslie Robertson, Editor

Leslie Robertson is an associate professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She joined BC Studies as editor in July 2016. Broadly, Leslie’s research examines the circulation of forms of social knowledge (public histories, academic theories and representations, colonial legends, medical discourses), in sensitive political and cultural contexts (settler colonialism, medical crises, resource extraction, tourism development).

Primary ethnographic projects include research on: indigenous and settler historiographies; colonial regimes of difference, spectacle and narrative; and political histories of resistance in settler nations. As well, Leslie explores forms of power and representation in the context of urban marginalization (drug use, sex work, health, and violence). She has conducted ethnographic, ethno-historical and applied research and coordinated a number of regional oral history projects with members of settler communities and First Nations in Western Canada. She is interested in community-based research, community-generated methodologies, and collaborative forms of ethnographic writing.

Her recent research focuses on the afterlife of historical colonialism, how people from diverse cultural and social locations inhabit their histories, the imaginative resources they draw upon to speak about them, and the role of anthropology in translating and interpreting them. This includes attention to social projects linked to First Nations’ goals of self-determination: the re-inhabitance of histories and territories, naming practices, traditional food activism, and cultural impact research.  Leslie has developed a critical interest in community-generated and collaborative methodologies. 

Associate Editors: 

  • Patricia Barkaskas, University of British Columbia - Case Comments
  • Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, University of Victoria - Soundscapes
  • David Gaertner, University of British Columbia - New Media
  • Helen Hok-Sze Leung, Simon Fraser University - Transpacific
  • Susan Rowley, University of British Columbia - Community Engagement
  • Susan Roy, University of Waterloo - Public History

Editorial Board:

  • Jeanette Armstrong, University of British Columbia-Okanagan
  • Judith Berman, University of Victoria
  • Hugh Brody, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Carolyn Butler-Palmer, University of Victoria
  • Ben Cashore, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
  • Daniel Clayton, University of St. Andrews
  • Julie Cruikshank, University of British Columbia
  • Dara Culhane, Simon Fraser University
  • Lynne Davis, Trent University
  • Karen Duffek, MOA Unversity of British Columbia
  • Mike Evans, University of British Columbia
  • Margery Fee, University of British Columbia
  • Andrea Geiger, Simon Fraser University
  • Eric Glon, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille
  • Barry Gough, Victoria
  • Greg Halseth, University of Northern British Columbia
  • Michael Howlett, Simon Fraser University
  • Lynne Jorgesen, Upper Nicola Band
  • Sarah de Leeuw, University of Northern British Columbia
  • Nicola Levell, University of British Colubmia
  • Imogene Lim, Vancouver Island University 
  • Johnny Mack, University of British Columbia
  • Bruce Miller, University of British Columbia
  • Paul Nadasdy, Cornell University
  • Adele Perry, University of Manitoba
  • Patricia Roy, University of Victoria 
  • Karena Shaw, University of Victoria
  • Nancy Wachowich, University of Aberdeen
  • Anna Willow, Ohio State University
  • Andrew Woolford, University of Manitoba

Past Editors:

  • Greame Wynn, 2008 - 2016
  • Richard Mackie, Associate Editor, 2011-2016
  • Robert A.J. McDonald, 2002 - 2008
  • Cole Harris and Jean Barman, 1995 - 2002
  • Allan Smith, 1983 - 1995
  • Margaret Prang and Walter Young, 1968 - 1983