Professor Mark Nuttall (University of Alberta, Canada) – Maps to resources: energy, environment and Canada’s Northern Strategy
Mark Nuttall, PhD, holds the Henry Marshall Tory Chair in the Department of Anthropology. He joined the University of Alberta in 2003 from the University of Aberdeen, where he held a Personal Chair in Social Anthropology. He also holds a visiting position as Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Oulu. His work in the Arctic, North Atlantic and western and northern Canada is concerned with environmental change and resource use issues in rural and coastal communities; large-scale industrial development; depopulation and migration; climate change impacts on indigenous peoples and their livelihoods; and the human dimensions of global environmental and sustainability issues. He has worked extensively in Greenland, Alaska, Canada and Scotland, and is beginning new research and fieldwork in northern Finland in the summer of 2007. He has also recently begun to develop research on the geopolitical anthropology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Nuttall is author and editor of several books, including Arctic Homeland: Kinship, Community and Development in northwest Greenland; White Settlers: The Impact of Rural Repopulation in Scotland; Protecting the Arctic: Indigenous Peoples and Cultural Survival; and The Arctic: Environment, People, Policy. He is also editor of the internationally acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of the Arctic (Routledge, 2005). His latest book projects are on indigenous peoples and oil and gas development, and the anthropology and political ecology of global change.