Dr. Susan Rowley appointed as Director of Museum of Anthropology

October 27, 2021

The University of British Columbia has appointed Dr. Susan Rowley to a three-year term as Director of MOA. Dr. Rowley has served as Acting Director since July 1, 2021, when Dr. Anthony Shelton completed his third term as Director.

Dr. Rowley is a curator at MOA and an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, two roles she has served in since joining the UBC community in 2001. Originally from Ottawa, Dr. Rowley holds a PhD in archaeology from Cambridge University. Her research focuses on representation, repatriation, public archaeology, Arctic archaeology, oral history, material culture, and access to cultural heritage. In the past, she worked extensively with Inuit elders on historical research and with Inuit youth on archaeology projects. Through her work at MOA, she collaborates regularly with Musqueam and other Indigenous communities in British Columbia on exhibitions, training initiatives, and research projects.

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