Tom Ozden Schilling
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Tom studies the politics of mapping, computer modeling, and rural expertise in western Canada. His dissertation, Salvage Cartographies: Mapping, Futures, and Landscapes in Northwest British Columbia, draws on historical and ethnographic research among forest ecologists and indigenous Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists currently studying the effects of climate change and forestry practices on the traditional territories of the Gitxsan and Gitanyow First Nations.

Key words

environmental anthropology, visual culture, expertise, environmental history, neoliberal science, forest ecology, Canada, First Nations, cartography, informatics, anthropology of media

E-mail

tom_sa@mit.edu

 

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