Gabrielle Slowey is the inaugural Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies at Dartmouth College, the director of the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University, and an associate professor in the department of political science at York University where she teaches courses in Canadian, Indigenous and Arctic politics. Her current research concentrates on pressures to develop shale gas reserves and investigates the variation in response by local communities. While at Dartmouth she will launch her project: Canada on the Edge? Energy, Ecological Governance and Indigenous Peoples. She is the author of Navigating Neoliberalism: Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation.