Maximilien Zahnd ’21


Dissertation Committee: Mark Gergen (Chair), Leti Volpp, Shari Huhndorf

Dissertation Topic: Taxation, Citizenship, and Indigeneity (working title)

Research Interests: Anthropology of Law and Taxation; Legal Geography; Indigenous Peoples throughout the Circumpolar North; Legal/Tax Consciousness; American Indian Law and Tribal Law; Ethnohistory; Ethnomusicology; Anthropology of Space and Place


Max is a J.S.D. candidate. His research interests are focused on the socio-cultural, phenomenological, and spatial dimensions of Alaska’s early tax policy vis-a-vis Alaska Natives. He is also currently working toward a Ph.D. in Geography/Polar Studies at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, where he has been studying the ethnohistory of the Native Village of Venetie Tribal Government’s tax consciousness.