Sax, Dr. Marieka

Marieka Sax
PhD (Carleton University), MA (Carleton University), BA (University of Regina) Post-doctoral Researcher, Geography
Email: Phone:
Teaching Lab 8-144
  • Prince George


Marieka Sax is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Geography Program. From 2017-2019, she was a Research Associate with the Cumulative Impacts Research Consortium. Marieka's work focuses on the community impacts of resource extraction across northern British Columbia. Her current research explores how individuals in distinct socioeconomic positions access the benefits and carry the burdens of resource development, particularly during the speculative and pre-operative "buzz" phase of major projects ( This builds on her earlier research in the Peruvian Andes on small-scale agriculture, traditional medicine, sacred landscapes, and indigenous ways of knowing. Connecting these projects in Latin America and Canada is an ongoing interest in socially reproduced cultural understandings of wellbeing and the good life.

Research and Expertise

Resource extraction; indigenous-settler relations; gender and intersectionality; rural livelihoods; traditional medicine; qualitative research methods; Peru; northern BC

Supervisor: Dr. Catherine Nolin

Research Fields:
  • Anthropology
  • Culture
  • Geography
Areas of Expertise:

Resource extraction, Indigenous-settler relations, intersectionality, rural livelihoods, place making, qualitative research methods, Peru, northern BC

Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Spanish
Not available to supervise graduate students
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

Google Scholar Citations

Buse CG, Sax M, Nowak N, Jackson J, Fresco T, Fyfe T, Halseth G. (2019). Locating community impacts of unconventional natural gas across the supply chain: A scoping review. The Extractive Industries and Society 6(2): 620-629.