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Charles R Menzies

Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

Hagwil Hayetsk (Charles Menzies) diwayu. Gispuwada di pdeegu. Gitxaała.

Charles is a member of Gitxaała Nation on BC’s north coast. He graduated from Prince Rupert Secondary School in 1980. He subsequently completed an undergraduate degree in anthropology and sociology at Simon Fraser University in 1988. His graduate degrees were completed at York University (Social Anthropology, MA 1988) and City University of New York (Cultural Anthropology, PhD 1998).

Charles Menzies’ primary research interests are the production of anthropological films, natural resource management (primarily fisheries related), political economy, contemporary First Nations’ issues, maritime anthropology and the archaeology of north coast BC. Among the many strands of his publications and research are peer reviewed articles on the politics of university culture including studies of the tactics of creating sentiments of belonging and exclusion.


  • –present
    Professor, University of British Columbia


  • 1998 
    CUNY, PhD/Anthropology