Susanna Gartler

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Susanna is a social anthropologist who graduated 2011 at the University of Vienna in social and cultural anthropology. Her PhD project focuses on Extractivism and the making of a First Nation cultural centre in the Yukon Territory, Canada. Her research interests include: Critical Indigenous Studies, the Built Environment, Oral history, Environmental anthropology, Climate Change,Sustainability and Arctic Studies.

She was a project collaborator with “LACE – Labour mobility and community participation in the extractive industries:– Yukon”; funded by SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada) and the Yukon Territorial Government through the research program ReSDA (Resources and Sustainable Communities in the Arctic), duration: 2014-2017, project leader: Dr. Gertrude Saxinger

Currently Susanna is a researcher with Nunataryuk – Permafrost thaw and the changing Arctic coast, science for socioeconomic adaptation, and the PI of its social science components in the Beaufort Sea Area in Canada. Project lead (UW, AT): Prof. Peter Schweitzer and overall project lead: Prof. Hugues Lantuit (AWI, DE)


2019 with First Nation of Nacho Nyäk Dun Elders, Hogan, Joella and Gertrude Saxinger: /Dän Hùnày – Our People’s Story. First Nation of Nacho Nyäk Dun Elders’s Memories and Opinions on Mining/. First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, ReSDA and Yukon College

2019 with Prof. Peter Schweitzer and Vera Kuklina: Sustainable Cultures and Cultural Sustainability. In: /Arctic Sustainability: A Synthesis of Knowledge. /Petrov, A. & Greybill, J. (eds.). Routledge**

2018/One Word, Many Worlds: The Multivocality of “Subsistence”/. In: Alaska Journal of Anthropology (Vol. 16; no. 2)

2017 with Gertrude Saxinger: /The Mobile Worker’s Guide. Fly-in/Fly-out and rotational shiftwork in mining. Yukon Experiences./Published by: First Nation of Na-Cho Nyäk Dun, ReSDA and Yukon College

2014 Subsistenz: Eine Anthropologische Begriffsanalyse. AV Akademiker Verlag.


APRI – Austrian Polar Research Institute
Reserach Group Saxinger and Schweitzer

GKS – Gesellschaft für Kanadastudien,
Sektion Indigenous und Cultural Studies

APECS Austria

PhD Candidate at the University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria. See Susanna’s C.V. here.

ReSDA Research