Charlotte Dawson

Sociocultural Anthropology and Archaeology
Charlotte Dawson headshot

Charlotte G. Dawson is a third-year PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology and Archaeology interested in Indigenous environmental knowledges and practices, multispecies relationships, and grassroots activism. Originally from Virginia, Charlotte obtained her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Virginia in 2016 and will complete her master’s degree in the School of Anthropology in Fall 2021. She is the recipient of the Emil W. Haury Scholarship, Edward H. Spicer Scholarship, and the Eben Comins Fellowship for her sociocultural and archaeological research with Indigenous North American communities. Prior to moving to Tucson, she worked as the public outreach coordinator for the Arctic Culture Forum and has held numerous farming and animal caretaking jobs that aroused her interests in the ways that human-nonhuman relationships are developed and sustained within settler-colonial contexts. She now serves as a research assistant in a collaborative partnership with Dr. Kelsey John, the UA College of Veterinary Medicine, and a Tucson educational organization (ARCS-SPAN) that will result in the development of an Equine-Facilitated Learning program.


Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences