Michael in a classroom

Mike Koskey | Researcher Fellow
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, Indigenous Studies Graduate Programs | Fairbanks, Alaska

Mike is a cultural researcher and teacher (anthropologist) who has worked with Indigenous people and their communities over the past 35 years, first in Belize, then in Saudi Arabia, later in Siberia, and now in Alaska. Mike’s research focuses on oral history, traditional knowledge, ethnohistory, culture change, decolonization, Indigenous food sovereignty and security, resource use and allocation, and Indigenous cosmology/mythology. Foremost, Mike is committed to the co-production of knowledge with locals, recognizing that informal knowledge is often overlooked.