Marieka Sax

Adjunct Professor



Dr. Marieka Sax (she, her) is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Geography Program at the University of Northern British Columbia. As a cultural anthropologist, she investigates the social and community impacts of resource extraction, with a particular focus on northern British Columbia. She is collaborating with Dr. Daniel Tubb on a research project examining how individuals in different socio-economic positions experience the benefits and burdens of natural resource development, particularly during a project's speculative and pre-operative "buzz" phase. This builds on her earlier research in the Peruvian Andes on small-scale agriculture, sacred landscapes, traditional medicine, and indigenous ways of knowing. Connecting these projects in Latin America and Canada is an ongoing interest in socially reproduced cultural understandings of wellbeing and the good life.