PhD, University of British Columbia
IPinCH Fellow: Sept 2010-Aug 2012
Commodification of Cultural Heritage Working Group Co-chair: June
Solen Roth completed her PhD in anthropology at the University of British Columbia in 2013. Her research examines the commodification of Indigenous cultural heritage and its effects on Indigenous artists and communities.
She conducted her doctoral fieldwork in Vancouver's artware industry, studying how relationships between artists and companies relate more broadly to changing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Since 2015, she works with the Atikamekw Nation and Université de Montréal's Design et cultures matérielles lab to develop culturally and economically sustainable models for the promotion and care of Atikamekw cultural heritage.
Solen has a Licence degree from the Université Pierre Mendes-France in Grenoble (2004), and an M.A. from the Université Louis Lumière in Lyon (2006), where her research centered on the the circulation of non-Western art in Western art markets.