Dr. Nicole J. Wilson

Assistant Professor

Wallace Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2

Email: Nicole.wilson2@umanitoba.ca


PhD, University of British Columbia
MS, Cornell University
BA, University of Calgary

Research Interests

Dr. Wilson is a scholar of settler origin whose research focuses on Indigenous peoples, environmental governance, and environmental change in the Arctic. In particular, her research examines the many ways that Indigenous peoples are asserting their self-determination and revitalizing their governance systems to respond to various stressors including climate change and resource development. She has examined these topics in a number of contexts including Indigenous-led Community-Based Monitoring, Water Governance and Policy, and Climate Change Adaptation.

Recent Publications

Wilson, N.J., 2020. Querying Water Co-Governance: Yukon First Nations and Water Governance in the Context of Modern Land Claim Agreements. Water Alternatives 13, 93–118.
Wilson, N.J., Harris, L.M., Nelson, J., Shah, S.H., 2019. Re-Theorizing Politics in Water Governance. Water 11, 1470. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11071470
Wilson, N.J., 2019. “Seeing Water Like a State?”: Indigenous water governance through Yukon First Nation Self-Government Agreements. Geoforum 104, 101–113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.05.003
Wilson, N.J., Harris, L.M., Joseph-Rear, A., Beaumont, J., Satterfield, T., 2019. Water is Medicine: Reimagining Water Security through Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Relationships to Treated and Traditional Water Sources in Yukon, Canada. Water 11, 624. https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030624
Herman-Mercer, N., Antweiler, R., Wilson, N., Mutter, E., Toohey, R., Schuster, P., 2018. Data Quality from a Community-Based, Water-Quality Monitoring Project in the Yukon River Basin. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice 3. https://doi.org/10.5334/cstp.123
Wilson, N.J., Inkster, J., 2018. Respecting water: Indigenous water governance, ontologies, and the politics of kinship on the ground. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space 1, 516–538. https://doi.org/10.1177/2514848618789378
Wilson, N.J., Mutter, E., Inkster, J., Satterfield, T., 2018. Community-Based Monitoring as the practice of Indigenous governance: A case study of Indigenous-led water quality monitoring in the Yukon River Basin. Journal of Environmental Management 210, 290–298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.01.020
Shah, S.H., Rodina, L., Burt, J.M., Gregr, E.J., Chapman, M., Williams, S., Wilson, N.J., McDowell, G., 2018. Unpacking social-ecological transformations: Conceptual, ethical and methodological insights. The Anthropocene Review 5, 250–265. https://doi.org/10.1177/2053019618817928
Yates, J.S., Harris, L.M., Wilson, N.J., 2017. Multiple ontologies of water: Politics, conflict and implications for governance. Environ Plan D 35, 797–815. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263775817700395
Wilson, N.J., Walter, M.T., Waterhouse, J., 2015. Indigenous knowledge of hydrologic change in the Yukon River basin: a case study of Ruby, Alaska. Arctic 93–106. http://dx.doi.org/10.14430/arctic4459
Wilson, N.J., 2014. Indigenous water governance: Insights from the hydrosocial relations of the Koyukon Athabascan village of Ruby, Alaska. Geoforum 57, 1–11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2014.08.005
Wilson, N.J., 2014. The Politics of Adaptation: Subsistence Livelihoods and Vulnerability to Climate Change in the Koyukon Athabascan Village of Ruby, Alaska. Hum Ecol 42, 87–101. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-013-9619-3

Courses Taught