Harvey A. Feit

McMaster University | Professor EmeritusMember since 1969

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My Biography

Harvey Feit received his B.A. in Philosophy from Queen’s University, his M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from McGill University, and he taught at Carleton, McGill and McMaster Universities. He has had visiting appointments at the London School of Economics, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale (Paris), the University of Alaska Anchorage, Trent University and McGill. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and the RAI, he is a past President of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA). His research interests are: state – Indigenous co-governance, colonialism and situated autonomies, Indigenous life projects, everyday ontologies, animals-nature-culture, relational hunting, conservation sciences, and histories of scholarly engagements. A repository of his publications is at: https://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/simple-search?query=Feit. He has worked with Indigenous organizations across Canada, and in the U.S., Australia, and Russia. For five decades Harvey Feit has worked closely with Waswanipi and other James Bay Cree Eeyou on ethnographic and quantitative research, treaty negotiations, legal actions, and program development. As a scholar and a person Harvey values how he has been changed through these relationships.