Dr. Gail Fondahl

Dr. Gail Fondahl

Gail Fondahl, PhD
Professor of Geography

BA (Dartmouth College), MA, PhD (University of California-Berkeley, 1989)
Canadian representative and past Chair, International Arctic Science Committee Social and Human Sciences Working Group

T: 250-960-5856
E: gail.fondahl@unbc.ca
W: unbc.ca/gail-fondahl
O: New Lab 8-138

University of Northern British Columbia
3333 University Way
Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
V2N 4Z9


Legal geography of Russian Indigenous land claims; geographies of reindeer herding; human development in the Circumpolar North; sustainability in the North

I'm interested in the legal geographies of Indigenous land rights and land claims in the Russian North. My research looks into both the changing spaces that legal reforms permit; and the materialization of those spaces as the new laws are invoked, interpreted and implemented. I share these research interests with my students in GEOG 222 (Geography of Russia), GEOG 307 (Changing Arctic: Human and Environmental Systems) and GEOG 403 (First Nations and Indigenous Geography).