Bio

Victoria Castillo is a historical archaeologist. She is the coordinator of, and an instructor in, the Heritage and Culture Program in the School of Liberal Arts. Her research focuses on historical and subarctic archaeology; Indigenous cultures of the Yukon; fur trade; contact period and colonialism; gender; material culture; and heritage and culture programming. Victoria teaches Anthropology, Archaeology, and Indigenous History, and she runs the ANTH 144: Heritage and Culture field school each summer. From 2014 to 2018 she was also Chair of the School of Liberal Arts. Before joining Yukon College, Victoria worked as a cultural resource management consultant throughout the Yukon, taught gender and anthropology at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, and participated in various archaeological programs in British Columbia and Ecuador. She received her undergraduate and Masters degrees in Archaeology at Simon Fraser University, and her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Alberta in 2012.