Sam E. Morton is a feminist researcher and Vanier Scholar at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador and is a settler on this land. She has studied and worked in international development and the not-for profit sector for over 10 years. Her MA research has focused on the relationship between gender and work for development workers in Lao PDR. She has also worked as a research assistant with the Ocean Frontier Institute and as a trainee with the SSHRC-CIHR Partnership Healthy Professional/Knowledge Workers.
Currently, her PhD project seeks to problematize dominant assumptions about animals that are at play in international development projects by interrogating the relationship between knowledge and power in Western development discourses and practice that make claims to universality in how humans relate to the more-than-human.