Charles Menzies
Charles Menzies is the guest speaker for the 2014 JAR lecture.

Charles Menzies, a member of the Gitxaala Nation of British Columbia, will speak on “Oil, Energy & Anthropological Collaboration on the North West Coast of Canada” for the Journal of Anthropological Research lecture on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in room 163, the Anthropology Lecture Hall. The lecture is free and open to all.

Menzies, a member of the of the Tlingit and Haida tribes of Alaska, is an anthropological filmmaker, ethnologist, and archaeologist and teaches at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where he is a professor. He received his Ph.D. at City University of New York in 1998.

He specializes on fishing peoples both on the North West Coast and in Atlantic Europe (Brittany and Ireland). He edits the online journal,” New Proposals.” Menzies is the author of numerous publications, including “Red Flags and Lace Coiffes: Identity and Survival in a Breton Village,” “Dm sibilhaa’nm da laxyuubm Gitxaała: Picking abalone in Gitxaała territory,” and numerous articles and chapters in edited books on collaborative anthropology and on fishing societies of the Atlantic and Pacific. He coordinates a research group on ecological anthropology at UBC.

The Anthropology Building is immediately east of University Blvd. and Redondo Road, between Roma and Martin Luther King. The venues are wheelchair-accessible. Park at metered spaces (or in your designated lot, if you have a UNM parking permit). Parking fines are issued until 8 p.m.

Menzies will also conduct a specialized seminar “Fisheries along the Celtic Fringe: Misguided Fisheries Policies & the Destruction of Local Communities” on Friday, Oct. 3 at noon in room 248 of the Anthropology building.

The lectures are sponsored by the Journal of Anthropological Research, an international bulletin of general anthropology published quarterly by the University of New Mexico since 1945. Subscriptions may be obtained by calling (505) 277-4544.