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Carrie Karsgaard

University of Alberta

Carrie Karsgaard is a Doctoral Candidate in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, specializing in Theoretical, Cultural, and International Studies in Education. Using the Trans Mountain pipeline controversy as a case study, her doctoral research uses the large-scale data available on Instagram to trace and analyze how publics reinforce, reject, and/or destabilize settler colonialism as they engage with the pipeline issue online. In her work with Tracking Change, she has coordinated the Youth Knowledge Fair, supported young people from the Mackenzie River Basin to speak at events associated with the United Nations Conference of Parties (COP24), and developed an Indigenous knowledge-based secondary school science curriculum.