About Ashleigh Thompson
Aaniin boozhoo. Ashleigh indizhinikaaz. Migizi indoodem.
Hello! I am Ashleigh (she/hers), a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe and Eagle Clan. I am a PhD Candidate in anthropology with a concentration in archaeology and a graduate minor in American Indian Studies. For my dissertation research, I study traditional foodways and food sovereignty of the Red Lake Ojibwe using interviews, ethnography, and material culture.
My research interests include Indigenous archaeology, storywork and the oral tradition, traditional foodways and food sovereignty, health and wellness, Indigenous and Ojibwe philosophy, and Indigenous-led environmental movements. I love my job as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and am passionate about sharing Indigenous points of view on topics of archaeology, 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; storywork; Indigenous and Ojibwe philosophies.
University of Minnesota, Morris B.A.: Anthropology, American Indian Studies, English, and Multicultural Studies (2014)
University of Arizona M.A.: Anthropology (2019)