- The University of Aberdeen G05, Edward Wright Building, Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB24 3QY
2015 - MRes Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen
2013 - MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology, University College London
2011 - BA International Development Studies, McGill University
Sub-arctic Canada, human-animal relationships, environmental anthropology, ethnomusicology, hunting, fishing, music, song, dance, performance, storytelling, oral history, sound.
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.
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).
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
Tutor - AT2010 Key Debates in Anthropology, 2017
- Further Info
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.