Hannah Voorhees

Hannah Voorhees

Dr. Hannah Voorhees is a cultural anthropologist born and raised in Alaska. She studied anthropology and biology at Swarthmore College and earned her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, where her ethnographic research focused on Alaska Native subsistence hunting for polar bears, climate change, and community-based wildlife management in the Bering Strait region. She has worked with the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, the Institute for Circumpolar Health Research, and the Alaska Nanuuq (polar bear) Commission, and has taught anthropology at universities in Alaska and Wyoming. Hannah is passionate about working with indigenous Arctic communities to document Local and Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the context of rapid environmental change.