Michael I. Asch
|Education||B.A. University of Chicago|
Ph.D. Columbia University
|Family||Sholem Asch (grandfather)|
Michael I. Asch is an anthropologist and ethnomusicologist in Canada. His work includes study of the treaty relations with tribal peoples. He works at the University of Victoria. Asch is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Earlier in his career, Asch was the anthropology department chair at the University of Alberta. He received a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He was involved in the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry in the 1970s and in the Dene's negotiations with the Federal Government in the 1980s. He was an anthropologist advisor with the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples in the 1990s. He has also been involved in the study of intellectual property issues.
Sholem Asch is his grandfather and Moses Asch his father.