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Madelyn Prevost

Sessional Instructor
Sociology & Anthropology

biography

Madelyn entered the PhD program in Anthropology in the Fall of 2019, and recently completed twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. There, she researched fibre artists (spinners, weavers, dyers, knitters, felters, stitchers) with a focus on the relationship between artisanal labour and place, and the ethical projects encompassed by artisanal labour. In addition to writing her dissertation, she is creating an ethnographic vignette quilt that acts as a non-text, material record of the fibre art community on the Sunshine Coast. This, in addition to a number of pieces created by her interlocutors, will be on display at the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery in September-October 2024 for Madelyn’s curated exhibition, Carefully Gathered.

She has worked as a research assistant in the Sociology & Anthropology department (in collaboration with the City of New Westminster) and the Labour Studies Department on projects concerning New Westminster heritage and commemoration, BC labour history, and oral history.

In her spare time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, spending time with her cats, weightlifting, hiking with her partner, and indulging in her artistic hobbies.

Education

PhD Candidate (Anthropology), Simon Fraser University
MA (The Study Of Religion), University of Toronto

Currently Teaching

Future courses may be subject to change.