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Sean Desjardins

Sean Desjardins
Sean Desjardins

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher (NWO Veni)

Current research project: "Limited choices, lasting traditions: How climate change and colonialism have affected traditional Inuit life, northwest Foxe Basin, Nunavut, Canada"

Other positions:

  • Research Associate, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa/Gatineau, Canada
  • Netherlands Representative to the Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG) of the Arctic Council
  • Member, University of Groningen Young Arts Network (YARN)

Previous Position: Sessional Instructor, Department of Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2016)


  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies

Expertise: Long-term human-environment relationships; Indigenous and settler (pre)history across the circumpolar Arctic; Tuniit (Paleo-Inuit) and Inuit culture history; Indigenous knowledge systems; ethnoarchaeology; zooarchaeology; multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary research methods


  • PhD, Anthropology, McGill University (2017)
  • MSc, Anthropology/Archaeology, University of Toronto (2008)
  • BA, Anthropology, New College of Florida (2004)

Phone: +31 50 36 36834

E-mail: s.p.a.desjardins

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