I am dedicated to centering Inuit voices and perspectives in research and deconstructing colonial narratives.
I have participated in and worked on different research projects across Inuit Nunangat and Kalaallit Nunaat. My research to date has largely focused on Siullermiut/Paleo-Inuit/pre-Inuit, specifically Dorset/Tuniit, and early Inuit societies (precolonial). My research has examined children in the archaeological record, material culture, artistic practices, animal-human relations, funerary practices, socialization, and agency. More recently, I have focused on how Inuit played a crucial role in ensuring the success of Western expeditions to the Arctic regions.
I am working to increase community involvement in my research and develop equal partnerships that reflect Inuit rights to control, maintain, and access our culture and heritage. Currently, I co-direct a research project with colleagues from University of Calgary partnered with Inughuit of Avanersuaq addressing Inughuit Creativity and Environmental Responsiveness.
Courses I teach include Arctic Archaeology and Prehistory, Inuit cultures, Subject course A (pre 1500s AD – Culture and Social History of Greenland and North American Arctic, and sub-Arctic).