SHFS Staff


Kristin Enns-Kavanagh
Executive Director
Kristin Enns-Kavanagh was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She received a B.A. (Honours) in Anthropology, Archaeology and Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Saskatchewan in 1997, and an M.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology from the U. of. S. in 2002. Her early career as a field archaeologist gifted her with a deep-rooted sense of connection to Saskatchewan's varied landscape. It also gave her the chance to study a wide range of the Province’s history through archival research, oral history, and archaeological survey. Her career has since evolved to include community engagement, facilitation for community-based visioning, and non-profit governance, complemented by volunteer roles in the non-profit heritage and culture sectors. Kristin is a strong advocate for community-driven processes to share and explore the past and what it means for contemporary people. She believes in building connections between people to collaboratively create shared histories that reflect the diversity of Saskatchewan experiences. She believes storytelling – including the sharing of personal stories – is a powerful way to support one another, create a sense of belonging, and promote justice in communities.

Kristin lives in Saskatoon with her husband, Nathan, and their two cats. She enjoys dance (mostly in her living room, these days), Zumba, yoga, and reading.

Kristin can be reached at or 306-361-2296.


Dimitry Zakharov
Folklore Editor
Dimitry Zakharov is a PhD Candidate (ABD) in History at the University of Saskatchewan supervised by Dr. Erika Dyck. His research interests include the history of health and medicine, the history of biology, and the history and philosophy of science. His research focuses on the history of cancer and cancer research in the 19th century. His dissertation, titled Morbid Cluster: The Development of Cancer Knowledge in the 19th Century, explores the emergence of several different forms of cancer research in the 19th century which combined and adopted a range of ideas from cell theory pathology, early bacteriology, and even evolutionary theory of the time, to create distinct explanations for the problem of cancer and tumor formation.

You can reach Dimitryat or by contacting the main office.