Solen Roth trained as an anthropologist and specializes in the Indigenous art market in Canada. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia, and she is currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Design, University de Montreal. She wrote Incorporating Culture: How Indigenous People Are Reshaping the Northwest Coast Art Industry (UBC 2018) $90 978-0-7748-3738-5. It was shortlisted for the Basil Stuart-Stubbs Award and won the K.D. Srivastava Prize for Excellence in Scholarly Publishing

According to the publisher: "Based on eighteen months of ethnographic fieldwork, Incorporating Culture examines how Northwest Coast Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs are cultivating more equitable relationships with the companies that reproduce their designs on everyday objects. Focusing on the vibrant Indigenous art industry in Vancouver, Solen Roth details how artists are slowly but surely modifying an essentially capitalist market to reflect Indigenous models of property, relationships, and economics... Roth sheds light on the processes by which Indigenous people have been asserting control over the Northwest Coast art industry -- not by shutting the market down but by reshaping it in order to reflect their communities' values and ways of life."

Roth also contributed to Jennifer Kramer's "Kesu: The Art and Life of Doug Cranmer."

[BCBW 2019]