University of Calgary

Sabrina Peric

  • Associate Professor

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Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.

Key Topics

resource extraction, especially mining; industrial and intellectual history; cultures of expertise and scientific cultures; circumpolar regions

Research Interests

My research focuses on the anthropology and history of resource extration, science and its relationship to governance. I am particularly interested in the role of scientific expertise in governance and conflict, as well as the participation of scientists in radical politics. these issues are at the centre of both my previous research in southeastern Europe and my new field sites in northern Canada and U.S.

I also run the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology's Field School in the Yukon's Kluane Region, "The Dynamic North: Climate, Economy and Society in Anthropological Perspective."

Current Projects

(1) ilegala: Reading, Radicalism and Paramilitarism in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1932-1942

(2) The Pipeline Inquiry: Expertise and Decision-Making on the Arctic Hydrocarbon Frontier

(3) Melting Frontiers: Petroscience and the Permafrost Archive (this is the first stage of a larger multi-year project, Deep Ice: Understanding Climate Histories and Futures)


My current research has been funded and supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, and the University of Calgary. 


  • PhD
    Harvard University
  • AB
    Dartmouth College


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