Maya Lamothe-Katrapani


Maya Lamothe-Katrapani is a Master’s student in Anthropology at Concordia where she coordinates the Speculative Life Research Cluster and the Concordia Ethnography Lab. As a member of the lab’s Montreal Waterways research group, she has conducted ethnographic research on various “water objects” in and around the island of Montreal. Interested in urban transformations, community activism, heritage and place-attachment her thesis examines how different meanings attributed to Montreal’s Lachine Canal coexist in this rapidly changing space of speculation and gentrification. She completed her BA in Sociology & Anthropology at Concordia and at the University of Copenhagen where she also studied urban design. She is also the one behind the Concordia Ethnography Lab film nights, a series of ethnographic film screenings with invited local filmmakers.

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