Miss TAMARA RANSPOT

Miss TAMARA RANSPOT

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Miss TAMARA RANSPOT
Miss TAMARA RANSPOT

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The University of Aberdeen G05, Edward Wright Building, Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 3QY

Biography

2015 - MRes Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen

2013 - MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology, University College London

2011 - BA International Development Studies, McGill University

Research

Research Interests

Sub-arctic Canada, human-animal relationships, environmental anthropology, ethnomusicology, hunting, fishing, music, song, dance, performance, storytelling, oral history, sound.

Current Research

My doctoral research examines the role of music, song, and sound in Northern Athabascan peoples’ relationships with animals. This research is based on ethnographic fieldwork conducted primarily with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. It explores how musical practices populate the ways in which people communicate with, think about, talk about, represent, and interact with animals. 

Collaborations

I am an Aberdeen Team Member of Arctic Domus, a European Research Council Advanced Grant project exploring human-animal relations and domestication across the circumpolar north. I am also a member of the Centre for Indigenous Conservation and Development Alternatives (CICADA).

Research Grants

2015-2018 - Elphinstone PhD Scholarship, CASS, University of Aberdeen

2016 - Phillips Fund for Native American Research, American Philosophical Society

2016 - Jacobs Research Funds, Whatcom Museum, University of Washington

2015-2016 - Fieldwork Grant, Arctic Domus (ERC Advanced Grant)

2014-2015 - Saltire Scholarship, Government of Scotland

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Tutor - AT2010 Key Debates in Anthropology, 2017

Further Info

Conference Presentations

Ranspot, T.A. ‘You gotta sing to it!’: Calling in Through Song Among the Tr'ondëk Hwëch’in. CASCA/IUAES2017, Ottawa, Canada. 2-7 May, 2017. 

Ranspot, T.A. A Case for the Incorporation of Music into a Study of Human-Animal Relations. Beyond Perception 15 Symposium, Aberdeen, Scotland, 1-4 September, 2015.

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