Julianne Yip

Anthropologist; 2018-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Julianne Yip is an anthropology PhD Candidate at McGill University. Her dissertation research explores how (sea) ice gives rise to its own order of things. What worlds does sea ice produce, and within them, human beings? This project grows out of Julianne’s overarching interest in what it means to conduct a non-anthropocentric anthropology, which began with her Master’s thesis on avian influenza. For that project, she explored how zoonotic diseases unmake and remake ‘nature’ and ‘culture’ as conceptual categories. Julianne completed her MA at McGill University and received a BHSc from the University of Calgary.