Julia Kidder, BA, MSc. (she/her) is a Norwegian-Canadian settler born on the unceded and unsurrendered territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, now known as Vancouver.
Julia is a Ph.D student at UBC's School of Community and Regional Planning and her research on the Living with Water project will engage decolonizing methodologies to ask questions around polycentric governance, Indigenous laws, and pathways for knowledge mobilization. Julia also works as a Climate Communications Specialist with West Coast Environmental Law.
Julia sees creative expression as an essential driver for positive social change, and has worked in the arts and humanities for over a decade creating films, installations, panel discussions and printed matter that (attempt to) grapple with the complexities of everyday life in an increasingly warming - and unjust - world. In her spare time Julia can be found cooking strange Norwegian snacks, disarming tense situations with dad-jokes, and playing the piano (just not very well).