Brian Noble

Associate Professor

Phone: 902-494-2819
Mailing Address: 
Room 3118, McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Social justice and inequality
  • Applied - action research
  • Decolonizing studies and methodologies
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Knowledge, science and expertise
  • Political anthropology
  • Property and law
  • Settler states

Cross appointments

  • International Development Studies
  • Canadian Studies


  • BA, MA, PhD, University of Alberta
  • PDF, University of British Columbia

Research interests

Brian Noble is a Canadian Political Anthropologist & Etho-Ecological Action Researcher at Dalhousie University. He publishes on decolonizing relations between Settler and Indigenous Peoples – and with non-human worlds of beings, the land – seeking practices that  advance collective, livable earth futures together. Much of his research addresses how current and past expert knowledges interact – oppressively or in liberatory ways – with the practices of freedom of Indigenous Peoples and other knowledge communities – attending to how reciprocal, mutual, relational ethos positively displace yet-expanding colonizing, capitalist-extractivist forces.  His books include the co-edited volume Transcontinental Dialogues - Activist Alliances with Indigenous Peoples of Canada, Mexico, & Australia, and the Ethnographic monograph, Articulating Dinosaurs – A Political Anthropology.

Selected publications, presentations and reports