Natasha Hanson is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Prince Edward Island. Her research interests are migration, livelihood, identity, political economy and globalization. Her doctoral research investigated mobility patterns and decision-making of people within Maritime region communities. For this research she conducted ethnographic fieldwork on mobility patterns found in Miramichi, New Brunswick. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University.
As a Postdoctoral Fellow with the On the Move Partnership, Natasha Hanson is researching how truckers operating out of Prince Edward Island are affected by employment-related mobility (and how this has changed over time). This will involve a qualitative investigation of the impact of employment-related mobility on truckers’ families and their immediate communities, as well as researching policies which impact the trucking sector in Prince Edward Island.
Hanson, Natasha (2013). The Maritimer way? Mobility patterns of a small Maritime city. Doctoral Thesis, Departments of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University.