Erin Hogg

M.A.: Simon Fraser University 2014

B.A. Hons.: University of British Columbia 2012 

Supervisor: Dr. John Welch  

Research Areas: Education, Community-based participatory research, Heritage Policy and Practice, Heritage Resource Management, Indigenous Archaeology, Postcolonial Archaeologies, Northwest Coast Archaeology

Research Interest:

I am interested in the intersection of postcolonial archaeologies, heritage resource management, and policy and ethics. I think that heritage resource management is transforming the archaeological discipline and that further study needs to be taken to understand its full potential, especially in relation to heritage policy and legislation.  My Master’s research examined how archaeologists and communities, especially First Nations, are working together. I identified that this process of working together, or community engagement, currently occurs despite the absence of heritage policy explicitly encouraging such collaborations. Instead, archaeologists must determine by trial and error how to best engage with communities. For my Ph.D. I plan to study the scope of policy in British Columbia archaeology and determine what stakeholders are designing policy and benefiting from its practice. 

Ph.D. Research:

My Ph.D. research will use British Columbia as a case study for worldwide heritage policy issues. I plan to determine the historical and current heritage policy drivers and practice beneficiaries, using practice, or how policy is used and interpreted, as a gauge to determine heritage policy implementation. To study this topic I will address three research questions: 1) what are stakeholder interests in heritage policy; 2) how has de jure heritage policy evolved in British Columbia; and 3) how are stakeholders benefiting from heritage practice, the de facto enactment of heritage policy?

M.A. Thesis:

Community Engagement in British Columbia Archaeology


2016 (Hogg, Erin and John Welch) Full Spectrum Management of Cultural Heritage in Archaeology. Archaeologies (in press).

2015 (Hogg, Erin) An Analysis of the State of Public Archaeology in Canadian Public School Curricula. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 39(2).

2015 (Guilfoyle, David and Erin Hogg) Towards an Evaluation-Based Framework of Collaborative Archaeology. Advances in Archaeological Practice 3(2): 107–123.

2014 (Hogg, Robert, Aranka Anema, Erin Hogg, and Julio SG Montaner) HIV Treatment Strategies That Can Weather Future Challenges. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 14(7): 534–535.

Conference Presentations:

2016 (Hogg, Erin) Full Spectrum Management of Cultural Heritage in Archaeology. Association of Critical Heritage Studies Third Biennial Conference, Montreal, Quebec.

2016 (Hogg, Erin) Students of the IPinCH Project: Research at the Crossroads of Archaeology and Applied Anthropology. Session Organizer. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia.

2015 (Hogg, Erin and John Welch) Research Excellence + Business Competence = Success: A Proposed New M.A. Program at Simon Fraser University. Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California.

2014 (Hogg, Erin and John Welch) What Does Collaborative Archaeology Mean to You? Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas.

2013 (Hogg, Erin and John Welch) Do You Collaborate? Community Engagement in Field Schools, Research, and Consulting Projects. Canadian Archaeological Association Annual Meeting. Whistler, British Columbia.

2012 (Hogg, Erin) An Analysis of the State of Archaeology in the Canadian School System. Canadian Archaeological Association Annual Meeting. Montreal, Quebec.

2012 (Hogg, Erin) An Analysis of the State of Archaeology in the Canadian School System. Northwest Anthropological Conference. Pendleton, Oregon.

2011 (Hogg, Erin) Archaeology and Public Education in British Columbia: an analysis of school curricula as seen through the results of public opinion surveys. 2010–2011 UBC Anthropology Graduate Student Conference. Vancouver, BC.