Natalie Anne Forssman


Office: EME4269
Phone: 250.807.8476

Research Summary

Communication studies; Curriculum development; Pedagogy across disciplines

Courses & Teaching

Technical communication; Undergraduate and graduate writing and research; Science and technology studies (STS)


Natalie Forssman is a Lecturer of Technical Communications at University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. Most recently, she was a member of the Anthropology Department at Aarhus University in Denmark.

Dr. Forssman received her PhD from the University California, San Diego where she studied the institutions and cultures of science and technology using multidisciplinary perspectives from the social sciences and humanities. Her dissertation involved an immersive ethnography at a scientific laboratory, giving her a nuanced understanding of lab and research culture.

Dr. Forssman provides students with tools to develop research reports and technical documentation, helping students to learn to communicate with diverse audiences.

She is enthusiastic about leveraging her research background and impacting students’ professional practice through thoughtful curriculum development and creative teaching approaches.


PhD – Communications & Science Studies, University of California San Diego

MA – Communication, University of California San Diego

BA – Philosophy, University of British Columbia

Selected Publications & Presentations

Forssman, N., and Root-Bernstein, M. 2018. “Landscapes of anticipation of the other: Ethno-ethology in a deer hunting landscape.”Journal of Ethnobiology as part of a Special Issue, “Feral Dynamics of Post-Industrial Ruin” edited by Nils Bubandt and Anna Tsing.


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