Julie Cruikshank

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Julie Cruikshank is a Canadian anthropologist known for her research collaboration with Indigenous peoples of the Yukon.[1] She is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She has lived and worked for over a decade in the Yukon Territory, creating an oral history of the region, through her work with people including Angela Sidney, Kitty Smith, and Annie Ned. Her work focuses mainly on the practical and theoretical developments in oral tradition studies.

Awards and achievements[edit]

In 2012, Cruikshank was appointed an Officer to the Order of Canada.[2][3] In 2010, she became a fellow in the Royal Society of Canada, the Academies of Arts, Humanities, and Sciences of Canada.[4]

In 2006, Cruikshank's book from the University of Washington press, [Do Glaciers Listen: Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters and Social Imagination, won the Julian Steward Award from the Anthropology and Environmental Society, which is a section of the American Anthropological Association.[5] The book also won the Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing in 2006.[6]

In 1995, Cruikshank was awarded the Robert F. Heizer Prize by the American Society for Ethnohistory as well as a UBC prize Prize for Excellence in Teaching from the Faculty of Arts.[7] In 1992, she was awarded the UBC Killam Research Prize and two years later in 1994, received the UBC Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Faculty Research Fellowship.[citation needed]



  • Cruikshank, Julie (2005). Do Glaciers Listen? Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters and Social Imagination. Vancouver: UBC Press.
  • Cruikshank, Julie (1998). The Social Life of Stories: Narrative and Knowledge in Northern Canada. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.
  • Cruikshank, Julie (1991). Reading Voices: Dan Dha Ts’edenintth’e. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre.
  • Cruikshank, Julie (1990). Life Lived Like a Story: Life Stories of Three Yukon Native Elders. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Edited volumes[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "'Their Own Yukon': Book of historic First Nations photos back in print". CBC News. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  2. ^ "Four UBC professors appointed to Order of Canada". UBC News. 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  3. ^ Morrow, Adrian (2012-12-30). "Little-known Canadians receive big honour". Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  4. ^ https://www.mcgill.ca/mse/files/mse/RSC_NF_Citations_EN_FINAL_000.pdf
  5. ^ "Julian Steward Award | Anthropology and Environment Society". ae.americananthro.org. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  6. ^ "Gale - Enter Product Login". go.galegroup.com. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  7. ^ "AU Symposium - Bio for Julie Cruikshank". www.ocm.auburn.edu. Retrieved 2017-10-25.
  8. ^ CRUIKSHANK, Julie. Introduction: Changing Traditions in Northern Ethnography. Northern Review, [S.l.], n. 14, nov. 2015. ISSN 1929-6657.