Dr. Carly Dokis

Dr. Carly Dokis portrait
Associate Professor / Faculty of Arts and Science - History, Anthropology and Ancient Studies - Anthropology
Full-time Faculty
Graduate Program Faculty
BA, Gonzaga University
MA, University of Chicago
PhD, University of Alberta
Areas of Specialization:

Environmental anthropology, anthropology of development, qualitative research methodologies, ethnology of northern Canada

Research Interests:

Political ecology of environmental governance; participatory processes within environmental management and assessment; anthropology of development; qualitative research methodologies, northern Canada; water governance in Indigenous communities.

Current & Future Research:

“Dokis Working to Protect the Water.” Funded by an NSERC Canadian Water Network grant (2013-2015).

“After the Hearings: Politics, Development, and Participatory Management in the Sahtu Region.” Funded by a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2012).


Murton, J. Bavington, D. and Dokis, C. (forthcoming) Bringing Subsistence Out of the Shadows: Subsistence, Nature, and Economy in Historical and Contemporary Perspective. Rural, Wildland, and Resource Studies Series. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press. (Accepted, In Press).

Dokis, Carly (forthcoming) “Knowing Land, Quantifying Nature: Assessing Environmental Impacts in the Sahtu Region, Northwest Territories.” In Critical Norths: Space, Nature, Theory. Sarah Jaquette Ray & Kevin Maier (Eds.) University of Alaska Press: Fairbanks.;

Dokis, Carly (2015) Where the Rivers Meet: Pipelines, Participatory Resource Management, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Northwest Territories. Nature, History, Society Series (Ed. Graeme Wynn). Vancouver: UBC Press.

Geography Research Forum. Special Issue: Aboriginal Canadians Issues and Challenges. 10:32-49.

Stubbs, Thom and Dokis, Carly (2009) Socio-Economic Effects of Increased Arctic Shipping. In Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment 2005-2008. Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment International Secretariat (permanent working group of the Arctic Council): Akureyri, Iceland. Section 5.

McLafferty (Dokis), Carly (2005) “Cultural Competency in a Post-Secondary Environment,” in Communique. Vol. 5(3)

For a more detailed description of my research and a full list of my publications, please visit my website:http://faculty.nipissingu.ca/carlyd/