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Team Member

Bianca Romagnoli

Research Fellow

Bianca Romagnoli received her PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her dissertation project examined the role of Canadian Rangers within the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (1CRPG). Through this research, she investigated how Rangers become implicated in nation-building efforts by the Canadian state where increased interest in the lucrative possibilities (for oil and passage) of arctic space since the 1990’s has highlighted Rangers as key actors in Canada’s sovereign claim to the region. Furthermore, her research examined how the shifting geopolitical climate has influenced the militarization of the arctic by the Canadian government.  To explore this positional shift, her project investigated how Canadian Rangers are enfolded into a state-making process as informants of cultural and geographical knowledge and questioned how the existence of Indigenous Ranger knowledge allows for the militarization of the north. 


Bianca is currently doing post-doctoral research at Trent University with Dr. Whitney Lackenbauer. Bianca received her MA in the Department of Religion from the University of Toronto and her BA in Religious Studies and Political Science from the University of Ottawa.