Franz Boas PapersWestern Social Science

Sarah Moritz

Sarah Mortiz

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Sarah Moritz holds a Scottish M.A. Anthropology from the University of Aberdeen, a M.A. Anthropology from the University of Victoria and is currently a Ph.D. student in anthropology at McGill University. She is the German Liaison Coordinator and a member of the Editorial Board for the Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition project. Her doctoral research focuses on Interior Salish St’át’imc governance and knowledge practices in relation to environmental resources, particularly salmon. A reassessment of Franz Boas and his associates’ theories and methods, especially in regards to her research area and region, form essential part of her doctoral work. Her interests include environmental anthropology, action anthropology, the history and historiography of anthropology in North America and German-speaking countries, oral history, indigenous-state relationships, indigenous cosmologies, human-animal relations, history of science, respect and reciprocity, (colonial) resource management and livelihoods in Western Canada, the Interior and Northwest Coast of British Columbia.