Dr Sonja Dobroski

Lecturer in Social Anthropology

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I am a sociocultural anthropologist with expertise in settler colonial theory, material culture, and Native American studies. My research focuses on how material culture functions in settler colonial societies, paying specific attention to how power is maintained via materiality. I am interested in interlinking historical, archaeological, and anthropological methods. My work combines oral history, ethnography, museum, and archival research.

I recevied my PhD from the Unviersity of St Andrews in June 2021. Prior to this I completed a master's degree in Archaeology at the University of Oxford and a master's degree in American Indian Studies at the University of California Los Angeles.

My current research takes a comparative approach by examining how settler populations in the past and the present have used the material culture of Indigenous communities. My teaching reflects my interdisciplinary background by rooting anthropological research and practice in mixed methodological and theoretical approaches. 

 

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