Diana Mastracci

Diana studied Russian and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews (MA Joint Honours 2007), and Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford (MSc 2009). She also studied Documentary Filmmaking at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in Cuba and  Russian at St Petersburg State University.

As part of the Circumpolar Land Use and Ethnicity Project (IPY 2012), she has conducted fieldwork among the Nenets reindeer herders in the Russian Arctic and has done research on subsistence use, ethnicity and local ecological knowledge in the Russian Far East and Southeast Alaska. She is currently researching adaptation strategies for Arctic coastal hunters.

She is interested in indigenous issues, subsistence hunting, sea-ice, political ecology, documentary filmmaking, adaptation, biocultural diversity and participatory research.


climate change adaptation, Arctic, subsistence hunting, indigenous issues, biocultural diversity, Alaska.

Contact Details

e-mail: d [dot] mastracci [dot] 11[at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk

Tel: +44 (0) 7757806208

Twitter: @Dmastracci


  • T. F. Thornton, S. Hamada, D. Mastracci “Urgent Anthropology and Marine Ecosystems: Lessons from Pacific Herring Marinescapes” (Chapter for RAI Urgent Anthropology Volume (under review, submitted February 2012)


  • How do Maps of Land Cover Change define Landscapes,   Early Career “Advances in Biogeography Conference”, The International Biogeography Society, Oxford, September 2012
  • Land Use, Property and Resource Rights Among Indigenous Peoples of the North Pacific Coastal Forests of Alaska and Siberia. T.F. Thornton & D. Mastracci, International Polar Year 2012, Montreal, Canada, April 2012, URL:

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