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Susan Rowley

Associate Professor


Faculty of Arts


Susan Rowley is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology and a curator at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at the University of British Columbia.  She holds a Ph.D. in archaeology from Cambridge University. She first travelled north in 1974 as a field assistant on an archaeological excavation in northern Baffin Island and was captivated by the people and the land. Sue has worked with Inuit elders on historical research and with Inuit youth on archaeology projects. She is currently working with First Nations communities in British Columbia. Since 2005 she has been the Museum of Anthropology’s member on the Steering Group of the Reciprocal Research Network ( In 2015 she was a member of the curatorial team for c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city and co-curated the exhibition at MOA.