Christine Elsey

School of University Arts & Sciences



Dr. Christine Elsey received her PhD, MA and BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Simon Fraser University. Formerly, she was an Associate Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, in the School of Culture, Media and Society, where she taught Anthropology and Sociology courses at the undergraduate level. Her main areas of expertise are anthropological and sociological theory, and BC. First Nations.

Christine has published numerous reports, peer reviewed articles, conference papers, and chapters on the topic of Indigenous peoples in Canada. In 2013, Christine published a single author monograph with Fernwood Press, entitled “ The Poetics of Land and Identity Among British Columbia Indigenous Peoples,” and in 2023 she published an anthropology textbook with Kendall-Hunt (publishers in higher education) entitled “Anthropology and the Global World: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology.”

Over the years, Christine has taken special enjoyment in teaching introductory courses in Cultural Anthropology. She was covered with a blanket for her contribution to the education of one of her First Nations students, during a special First Nations graduation ceremony, at the Malloway Longhouse in Chilliwack, BC. (in 2006). In 2021, she was awarded the designation of Professor Emeritus at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) for her contributions to scholarship, university service and teaching.