Tanya Richardson

PhD (University of Cambridge)
Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
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Tanya Richardson is a social anthropologist and associate professor in the Department of Global Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her current research examines the politics and history of nature conservation and ecological restoration around Ukraine's Danube Delta. She is also author of Kaleidoscopic Odessa: History and Place in Contemporary Ukraine (University of Toronto Press, 2008). For more information see her faculty page.


The recent tumult of Ukraine's Orange Revolution and its aftermath has exposed some of the deep political, social, and cultural divisions that run through the former Soviet republic. Examining Odessa, the Black Sea port that was once the Russian Empire's southern window onto Europe, Kaleidoscopic Odessa provides an ethnographic portrait of these overlapping divisions in a city where …

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Minerals, Collecting, and Value across the US-Mexico Border

Minerals, Collecting, and Value across the US-Mexico Border

Why might a person have the same feelings towards a piece of malachite that a mother has towards her child? Does it puzzle you that a small semi-precious Mexican mineral specimen could sell for two million dollars? If so, then Elizabeth Ferry's book Minerals, Collecting, and Value Across US-Border Relations can shed some light on these issues for you.Read on »