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Dr. Sabrina Perić

Pronouns: she/her

Contact information

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Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-6518


Educational Background

PhD Anthropology, Harvard University,

BA Theater, Russian Area Studies, Dartmouth College,


Sabrina Perić (she/her) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary. She grew up in Rijeka, Croatia, a deep water tanker port city that is home to a pipeline terminus, an oil refinery and a floating LNG terminal. She has always therefore been interested in the way that societies and their politics are shaped by resource industries. Her current research focuses on understanding the role that individuals and communities play in determining energy transition possibilities, particularly through the Alberta Energy Stories Project. As the co-director of the CFI-funded Energy Stories Lab at UCalgary, she favours a community-based and collaborative approach to energy research that brings together both anthropological as well as visual participatory methods.


Areas of Research

social aspects of energy transitions, visual anthropology, resource extraction, historical anthropology

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
ANTH 203 Introduction to social and cultural anthropology Winter 2024
ANTH 395 Anthropology of Science Winter 2024
ANTH 490 Anthropological Theory Fall 2023
ANTH 605 Graduate Seminar in Professional Skills Fall 2023