Dr. Kisha Supernant, PhD
I began my position in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta in 2010.
My overall research interests are broad. I situate myself as an Indigenous anthropological archaeologist, but several key threads tie together my work.
First, I think spatially about the past and present, using maps and digital spatial data to explore the ways in which past people created and interacted with landscapes. This interest has recently expanded to include using remote sensing techniques to support Indigenous communities find the unmarked graves of their relatives. Second, as a Métis woman, I am strongly committed to collaborative, inclusive, and multivocal archaeology and my research is informed by the growing literature on Indigenous archaeology and Indigenous feminisms. Finally, I am interested in identities, human agency, and belonging. All of these elements can be seen in various degrees in the research projects in which I am involved.
I supervise on average between 8-10 Masters and PhD students. I work to build a strong community of students who help support each other through the Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology Scholars Program.
To learn more about my current graduate students please visit: https://www.ualberta.ca/prairie-indigenous-archaeology/people/current-scholars.html