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About Natalie JK Baloy

Natalie JK Baloy is the Assistant Director of Canada House Programs at Western Washington University. In this role, she supports the Border Policy Research Institute, the Center for Canadian-American Studies, and the Salish Sea Studies Institute. Originally from Ohio, Natalie has lived on the Pacific Coast for over ten years. She completed her Masters and PhD in cultural anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and she lived on Orcas Island while writing her dissertation. From 2014-2016, she moved to California for a postdoctoral fellowship with the UC Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California (CCREC). She continues to collaborate with colleagues at CCREC as a research associate, developing pedagogical resources to facilitate deep and ongoing ethical reflection for scholars, partners, and students engaging in community-based research. Natalie is excited to be back in the Salish Sea region to serve as the Assistant Director of Canada House Programs. She is committed to facilitating place-based learning and connecting across borders and boundaries. Her work is inspired by scholars and community members who strive toward equity, justice, and decolonization.

Positions

Present Assistant Director, Western Washington University ‐ Canada House Programs
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Present Research Associate, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Decolonization, Equity, and Social Justice

Education

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20142016 Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California
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2014 Ph.D., University of British Columbia ‐ Department of Anthropology
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2008 M.A., University of British Columbia ‐ Department of Anthropology
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2006 B.A., Eastern Michigan University ‐ Department of Anthropology
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Contact Information

Center for Service Learning
Wilson Library 481
Mail Stop 9125

Phone: 650-7546

Email:


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