About Ashleigh Thompson
Aaniin boozhoo. Ashleigh indizhinikaaz. Migizi indoodem.
Hello! I am Ashleigh, a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe. I am a PhD student in anthropology with a concentration in archaeology and a graduate minor in American Indian Studies. My current work is an applied research project that uses ethnographic data to study traditional foodways and food sovereignty of the Ojibwe, which is the basis of MA thesis.
I am interested in anything Indigenous. Specifically, my research interests include Indigenous archaeology, storytelling and the oral tradition, traditional foodways, health and wellness, and Indigneous-led environmental movements. I love my job as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the University of Arizona American Indian Studies program and am passionate about sharing Indigenous points of view on topics of history, public lands, outdoor recreation, and politics.
Miigwech | thanks!
Areas of Study
Indigenous archaeology; American Indian Studies
Indigenous archaeology; collaborative and applied anthropology; Indigenous food sovereignty; traditional foodways; storytelling.