Mag. Susanna Gartler is a member of the APRI research groups on socio-cultural systems. She graduated from the University of Vienna in social and cultural anthropology. Her PhD project focuses on Extractivism and First Nation Cultural Revitalization in the Yukon Territory, Canada.
From 2014 to 2019 she was a project collaborator with “LACE – Labour mobility and community participation in the extractive industries – Yukon” (project lead: Gertrude Saxinger, UVIE) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada and the Yukon Territorial Government through the research program ReSDA (Resources and Sustainable Communities in the Arctic).
Currently, Susanna is a researcher with Nunataryuk (project lead: Hugues Lantuit, AWI) a transdisciplinary EU H2020 project examining permafrost thaw and socio-economic adaptation in Arctic coastal regions, 2017 – 2023. She is the PI of its social science components in the Beaufort Sea Area in Canada.
Susanna is a passionate practitioner and advocate of transdisciplinary, decolonizing and indigenizing research practices and co-creation with Indigenous rights holders. She is equally inspired by conducting interdisciplinary research bridging customary boundaries and serves as an editorial board member of the Journal Environmental Research: Ecology. Her research interests include: Critical Indigenous Studies, narrative theory, the built environment, oral history, environmental anthropology, climate change, sustainability and Arctic and Canadian studies.