Katrina Burch

L4E PhD Fellow – McGill University

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Katrina is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at McGill University combining artistic research and practice in sensory ethnography. She is interested in the roles of listening, intimacy, song and communal poetry in Indigenous spiritual politics and self-determination movements, Amazonian cosmologies and beyond-the-human relations, and ecological practices of sustainability and care. Katrina is a professional multi-media artist and experimental musician who has presented her works to international audiences for many years. She is also an archaeologist with a strong background in digital heritage and community archaeology in Peru, Belize, Thailand, France, and Canada. With L4E Katrina is co-creating collaborative audiovisual documentary film and sound works that encourage inter-peoples’ alliances for the protection and/or resurgence of forest lifeways and Amazonian languages and cultures.