Student Theses & Dissertations
Every year graduate students representing schools and departments across campus and a wide-range of disciplines complete master’s theses or doctoral dissertations in Canadian studies. Many of these students were Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellows who also studied French or an Indigenous language spoken in Canada.
- Ahlness, Ellen, FLAS Fellow, Inuktitut (AY 2018-21). Ph.D. diss., Who Matters in the Arctic? The Rise of Permanent Participants in the Arctic Council and International Affairs, Department of Political Science, 2021. Reading committee: Christine Ingebritsen (Chair), Nadine Fabbi and Karen Litfin.
- Popken, Lindsey, FLAS Fellow, Nuu-chah-nulth (Summer 2020, AY 2021). Master’s thesis, Supporting Indigenous Food Sovereignty by Re-centering Indigenous Governance in Sea Otter Management, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, 2021. Reading committee: Joshua Griffin (Chair), Erid Angel and Charlotte Coté.
- Showalter, Gordon Maxwell, Ph. D. diss., Acquisition, Degradation, and Cycling of Organic Matter within Sea-Ice Brines by Bacteria and their Viruses, School of Oceanography, 2020. Reading committee: Jodi Deming (Chair), John Baross, Jodi Young, Rebecca Woodgate, Nadine Fabbi, Cecilia Bitz and Chris Anderson.
- Nutting, Elizabeth, Public Health, Master’s thesis, An Estimated Prevalence of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) Providers in the U.S. and Canada, 2020. Reading committee: Clarence Spigner (Chair), Sarah Kopelovich and Helen Buckland.
- Inman, David, FLAS Fellow, Nuu-chah-nulth (Summer 2016). Ph. D. diss., Multi-Predicate Constructions in Nuuchahnulth, Department of Linguistics, 2019. Reading committee: Emily Bender (Chair), Sharon Hargus and Adam Werle.
- Lozar, Patrick, Mellow Fellow 2015, Ph. D. diss., “The Meaning of This Boundary Line”: Indigenous Communities and the Canada-United States Border on the Columbia Plateau, 1850s-1930s, Department of History, 2019. Reading committee: Alexandra J. Harmon (Chair), John M. Findlay and Joshua L. Reid.
- Delo, Amy, Master’s thesis, Inuit Compromise and Resurgence: The Legacies of the James Bay and Northern Québec Agreement, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, 2018. Reading committee: José Antonio Lucero (Chair) and Nadine Fabbi.
- Ray, Brandon, Master’s thesis, Framing Arctic Renewable Energy: A Multi-Stakeholder Analysis, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, 2018. Reading committee: Nives Dolsak (Chair), Tom Leschine and Nadine Fabbi.
- MacIsaac, Elizabeth Kathleen Norah, Ph. D. diss., A Rich Musical Legacy from Québec: Baroque Motets of the Ursuline and Hôtel-Dieu Monasteries of New France, School of Music, 2018. Reading committee: Giselle Wyers (Chair), Geoffrey Boers and Judy Tsou.
- Robbins, Tessia, Master’s thesis, The Future of Southern Periphery Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis): Habitat Suitability Projections for Lynx in the Washington-British Columbia Transboundary Region, Environmental and Forest Sciences, 2017. Reading committee: Donald McKenzie (Chair), Aaron J. Wirsing and Joshua J. Lawler.
- Young, Jason, FLAS Fellow, Inuktitut (summers 2014, ’15, ‘16; AY 2014-15, 2016). Ph. D. diss., Encounters Across Difference: The Digital Geographies of Inuit, the Arctic, and Environmental Management, Department of Geography, 2016. Reading committee: Sarah Elwood-Faustino (Chair), Matthew Sparke and Luke Bergmann.
- Elliot, Emma Rose, FLAS Fellow, French (Summer 2011). Ph. D. diss., New Thinking for Intervention: Towards a Culturally Responsive Model of Understanding Indigenous Suicide, College of Education, 2016. Reading Committee: Megan Bang (Chair), Leslie R. Herrenkohl, Teresa LaFromboise and James J. Mazza.
- Daigle, Michelle D., FLAS Fellow Anishinaabe (AY 2014). Ph. D. diss., Embodying Self-Determination: Re-Placing Food Sovereignty through Everyday Geographies of Indigenous Resurgence, Department of Geography, 2015. Reading Committee: Matthew Sparke (Chair), Lucy Jarosz, Victoria Lawson and Christopher Teuton.
- LeCompte-Mastenbrook, Joyce, FLAS Fellow, Salish (AY 2009, 2010). Ph. D. diss., Restoring Coast Salish Foods and Landscapes: A More-than-Human Politics of Place, History and Becoming, Department of Anthropology, 2015. Reading committee: Stevan Harrell (Chair), Benjamin J. Fitzhugh, Eugene S. Hunn, Coll Peter Thrush and Denise M. Glover.
- Miller, Julia, FLAS Fellow, Dane-zaa (AY 2007, 2008). Ph. D. diss., The Phonetics of Tone in Two Dialects of Dane-zaa (Athabaskan), Department of Linguistics, 2013. Reading committee: Sharon L. Hargus (Chair), Richard A. Wright, Alicia Beckford Wassink and Patrick J. Moore.
- Curry, Mary Beth, Ph. D. diss., An Observational Study of Davis Strait Transports, School of Oceanography, 2013. Reading committee: Craig M. Lee (Chair), Susan L. Hautala and Eric A. D’Asaro.
- Antonelis, Kyle L., Master’s thesis, Derelict Gillnets in the Salish Sea: Causes of Gillnet Loss, Extent of Accumulation and Development of a Predictive Transboundary Model, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, 2013. Reading committee: Terrie Klinger (Chair), Miles Logsdon and Ginny Broadhurst.
- Herbert, Christopher, Ph. D. diss., White Power, Yellow Gold: Colonialism and Identity in the California and British Columbia Gold Rushes, 1848 – 1871, Department of History, 2012. Reading committee: John Findlay (Chair), Alexandra Harmon and Moon-Ho Jung.
- Dunsmore, Kate, Ph. D. diss., Mediating Alliance: The Role of the Press in Sustaining Reciprocity in the U.S.-Canada Relationship, Department of Communication, 2008.
- Pasch, Timothy, FLAS fellow, Inuktitut (summers 2005, ’07, ‘08; AY 2005-06, 2007-08, 2008-09). Ph. D. diss., Inuktitut Online in Nunavik: Mixed-Methods Web-Based Strategies for Preserving Aboriginal and Minority Languages, Department of Communication, 2008. Reading committee: Anthony B. Chan (Chair), Gerry Philipsen, Richard Kielbowicz, Barbara Endicott-Popovsky and Nadine Fabbi.
- Fannin, Maria, Ph. D. diss., Midwifery [in Québec] as Mediation: Birthing Subjects and the Politics of Self-Determination, Department of Geography, 2006. Reading Committee: Kim England (Chair), Katherine Beckett, Michael Brown and K. Mitchell.