Speaker: Kate Hennessy
April 9-12, 2008
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Kate Hennessy

Sessional Lecturer; PhD Candidate
University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver BC
V6T 1Z1 Canada

Kate Hennessy is a PhD candidate in anthropology at the University of British Columbia, and a Trudeau Scholar. She received her MA in the Anthropology of Media from the University of London, SOAS, and as Assistant Editor of the Visual Anthropology Review, she designed its first multimedia edition. Her current work with First Nations communities in northern British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon uses methods of participatory ethnography while facilitating collaborative community media projects as videographer, skills-trainer, and multimedia producer. Her research is grounded in the history and trajectory of museum repatriation, and connects this concept to new media and related issues in ethnographic representation, language revitalization, intellectual property rights, and the changing relationships between Aboriginal communities and research institutions.

Kate will demonstrate Dane-Wajich – Dane-zaa Stories and Songs: Dreamers and the Land. [Demonstration]