Maya Daurio

Maya Daurio is a PhD student in anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She previously worked in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and is interested in anthropological, ecological, and humanitarian applications of GIS. Her research interests include language endangerment and maintenance, traditional ecological knowledge, social-ecological resilience, indigeneity, and mountain geographies, as well as in the complexities of mapping the movement of languages and people. Her research is focused on historical and contemporary examples of language mapping as a disruptive force countering colonial and statist narratives about language, identity, and the nation-state. Her work also involves developing innovative cartographic and spatial analysis methods for documenting, displaying, and analyzing language mobility, with a geographic concentration in the Himalayas, New York City, and the Pacific Northwest.

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