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Clayton McCann

PhD Students
Department of Anthropology

Biography

Clay McCann earned his anthropology MA conducting fieldwork among marijuana workers in the southern interior of British Columbia (2014), and his creative writing MFA writing about their lives (2017). He studied craft under Tom Wayman at the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, BC, where he co-founded The Mercury, a monthly alternative news/lit magazine; and anthropological fieldwork under MAC’s own Dr. Naomi McPherson. Clay was a parking valet in NYC, owned a skate shop in Vancouver, worked as a liftee in the Rockies, and played hockey for a season in Helsingen, Suomi. His collection of creative nonfiction and essays, Burdens of Pleasure: CNF from Canada’s Illicit Cannabis Production Industry, will be available April Fool’s Day, 2018 (Caitlin Press).