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BC Studies no. 220 Winter 2023/24

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BC Studies no. 220 Winter 2023/24

Featuring artwork by Jordanna George.

This issue includes a SCHOLARLY PODCAST by Judith Burr, and ARTICLES by Joan Sangster, Margery Fee, and Catriona Mallows and Karena Shaw.

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By Judith Burr


BC Studies no. 220 Winter 2023/24  pp. 93-108


Judith Burr is an interdisciplinary feminist scholar of histories of environmental management. She explores engagements between critical environmental history, feminist science and technology studies, public scholarship, and plural traditions of feminist theory and philosophy. Her scholarly work has centred on fire-prone geographies of the so-called North American West and the historical geographies of power, gov-ernance, and knowledge that shape these landscapes. She holds an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies from UBC-Okanagan, with a concentration in Digital Arts and Humanities, and a BSc in Earth Systems and a BA in Philosophy from Stanford University. She is an Italian-Finnish-English settler raised on Narragansett territory in Rhode Island, and she now resides on the shared, unceded, ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy ̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations where she is pursuing her PhD in Geography at the University of British Columbia.

Margery Fee, FRSC, is a professor emerita of English at the University of British Columbia. Recent publications are Literary Land Claims: The “Indian Land Question” from Pontiac’s War to Attawapiskat (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2015); Tekahionwake: E. Pauline Johnson’s Writings on Native North America (Broadview, 2016) co-edited with Dory Nason; Polar Bear (Reaktion, 2019); and an edited collection of Jean Barman’s essays, On the Cusp of Contact: Gender, Space, and Race in the Colonization of British Columbia (Harbour, 2020). Her current book project examines how mainstream beliefs about language, literacy, and literature make it difficult for many of us to understand important Indigenous ways of knowing.

Catriona Mallows received her master’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Victoria in 2021 and has an undergraduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh. Her academic research interests lie primarily in environmental justice, alternative economies, and community resilience. She currently works as a researcher and practitioner in policy development and advocacy in Scotland.

Joan Sangster is Vanier professor emeritus at Trent University, Peter-borough, Ontario. A fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and past president of the Canadian Historical Association / Société historique du Canada, she has written monographs and articles dealing with women and work, the history of the Left, settler colonial relations, women and the law, and feminist historiography. Her most recent books include The Iconic North: Cultural Constructions of Aboriginal Life in Postwar Canada (UBC Press, 2016) and Demanding Equality: One Hundred Years of Canadian Feminism (UBC Press, 2021).

Karena (Kara) Shaw is professor in the School of Environmental Studies, academic director of the Transformative Climate Action Cer-tificate and the UVic Sustainability Scholars Program, and a member of the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems – all at the University of Victoria. A political ecologist, she researches and teaches about the social and political dynamics of environmental problems. Her current work, pursued in collaboration with students, fellow researchers, and community partners, explores how energy transitions can support communities that are more just and supportive of ecological, social, and cultural thriving.