Nicholas Stanger
Western Washington University – Research / Environmental Education

​​I work as an associate professor of environmental education at Western Washington University. My research uses an educationalist lens and participatory techniques to understand environmental sociology, ecological identity, transformative places, and Indigenous responses to climate change in the Salish Sea.

I aim to understand, mobilize, and help create space for Indigenous communities to tell their stories of resurgence, cultural adaptation, and sovereignty while helping find pathways, protocols, and critical understandings amongst settler-colonial communities. I am working with Nick Claxton on the Indigenous Resurgence in the Salish Sea Research Project focused on education with the W̱SÁNEĆ and Lummi Nations. I am also supporting the development of the Living Lab Network via UVic as a sustainable backbone for our research and community-driven, land-based efforts.