Susan E. Frohlick

Professor (Anthropology, Gender and Women's Studies)

University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus | Sylix Okanagan Nation Territory

Department of Community, Culture, and Global Studies in the Irving K Barber School of Arts and Science (LINK)

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Research interests are: Mobility, subjectivity, space, gender, and sexuality; transnational intimacies; immigration; tourism and travel; youth and youthhood; community-based research; urban and transnational anthropology; heterosexuality; ethnography.

Susan Frohlick’s scholarship examines the intersections of gender, sexuality, race, transnational movement, tourism, and immigration, and has contributed new knowledge about how mobility across borders affects social and intimate relations, individuals, and communities. I have established a reputation nationally and internationally for detailed, local ethnographic investigations of contemporary transnational “flows” of people, such as travel, tourism, migration, diaspora, and settlement, and the lived experience and formations of gender, sexuality, and racial subjectivities within these contexts.


PhD, Social Anthropology, York University
MA, Anthropology, Simon Fraser University
BA, Anthropology, Simon Fraser University