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Ph.D., Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University, 2012
Dissertation Title: Redefining Pollution: Plastics in the Wild

M.F.A., Studio Art, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2006
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies, 2006

B.F.A. with Distinction, Mount Allison University, 2002


  • 2020-present: Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Memorial University (Cross-appointed to Department of Sociology and Marine Institute Fisheries and Oceans program; Affiliated with Program in Environmental Sciences)
  • 2020-2021: Distinguished Visiting Indigenous Faculty Research Fellow, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
  • 2018-2020: Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Research), Office of the Vice President Research, Memorial University (1-year position, renewed once)
  • 2016-2020: Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Memorial University
  • 2015-201: Chair of Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Memorial University (Elected, 2-year term)
  • 2014-2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Memorial University
  • 2013-2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, Northeastern University
  • 2012-2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, Intel Science and Technology Center in Social Computing (ISTC-S), New York University


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Grants (in progress)

2022-2024: Indigenous and decolonial quantitative methodologies (seed). SSHRC Explore via Memorial University. PI: Max Liboiron. Amount of award: $7,000.

2021-2024: Wild food movements and contaminants of concern in Imappivut. POLAR Canada. PI: Max Liboiron. Co-I: Tanya Brown (DFO). Collaborators: Liz Pijogge (Nunatsiavut Government), David Cote (DFO), Rodd Laing (Nunatsiavut Government). Amount of award: $294,600.

2020-2024: Work Package 4: First Nations Data Sovereignty and Infrastructures for Atlantic AAROMs within The Future Ocean and Coastal Infrastructures (FOCI) project. Ocean Frontier Institute. FOCI PIs: Lorenzo Moro, Paul Foley. WP4 PI: Max Liboiron. Co-I: Ken Paul (Assembly of First Nations). Partners: Atlantic Policy Congress (APC) of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat, Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI (MCPEI), Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR), The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq. Amount of FOCI award: $4.0 Million; WP4: $480,000

2022-2023: Equitable science hardware for investigating microplastics in ice, Ocean Frontier Institute, Seed Fund. PI: Max Liboiron. Co-I: Janine O’Rielly (Marine Institute, Memorial University). Amount of award: $18,040.

2019-2022: Towards a marine management plan for Nunatsiavut: Coastal ecosystem research in support of priority concerns of Inuit. ArcticNet. Co-PIs: Tanya Brown (DFO) and Max Liboiron. Project team: David Cote (DFO), Evan Edinger (Biology/Geography, Memorial), Katleen Robert (MI, Memorial), Aaron Fisk (University of Windsor). Collaborators: Rood Laing (Nunatsiavut Government), Liz Pijogge (Nunatsiavut Government), Joey Anganatok (independent), Ian Bradbury (Dalhousie University), Paul Snelgrove (Memorial University), Sara Iverson (Dalhousie University), Marie Noel (Ocean Wise), Anna Posacka (Ocean Wise), Peter Ross (Ocean Wise), Kristin Westdal (Oceans North). Amount of award: $288,372

2017-2023: Placing Science: Implementing Feminist, Indigenous, and Decolonial Theories of Place and Land in the Laboratory. SSHRC Insight Grant # 435-2017-0567. PI: Max Liboiron; Co-Is: Charles Mather (Memorial University, Geography) & Michelle Murphy (University of Toronto, Women & Gender Studies); Collaborators: Carissa Brown (Memorial University, Geography), Chelsea Rochman (University of Toronto, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology), & Richard Chavolla (Elder, Kumeyaay Nation). Amount of award: $293,633

Last updated March 2022