Ross Gordon

PhD (Cultural Anthropology, U. Alberta 2013)

As a researcher, Ross' recent work vitalizing an at risk oral Indonesian language through an ecological lens blends ancient and modern spiritual perspectives. Research outputs include academic publishing, film, and community education resources. As an educator, Ross explores paths for students to use anthropological tools and perspectives in their studies and everyday lives. In service, Ross serves on the Program Committee for the interfaith Doctor of Ministry program at St. Stephen’s College, Edmonton, and leads a pre-candidacy stage prep course in the program. Ross also works as a business process consultant facilitating organizational efficiencies and improvements in team member and client experiences.

Courses taught

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Culture and the Environment
  • Anthropology of Religion
  • Political Ecology
  • Living in the Anthropocene
  • Ethnography of Special Places: The Aru Islands
  • Anthropology of Music

Areas of Interest

Environmental anthropology, ethnobiology, spirituality and the environment

Scholarly Work