Anthropological Investigations and Adaptive Challenges (Rural Contexts)

9 October 2014, 10:00 - 12:00

Room SG1, Alison Richard Building (NB different day)

Anthropological Investigations of the Bottom-Up Complexity and Adaptive Challenges of Change in Contemporary Rural Contexts

Dr Susan Crate (Associate Professor, George Mason University)

Susan Crate is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in environmental and cognitive anthropology. She has worked with indigenous communities in Siberia since 1988 and specifically with Viliui Sakha since 1991. Her current research focuses on understanding local perceptions, adaptations, and resilience of Viliui Sakha communities in the face of unprecedented climate change. Crate is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, one monograph, Cows, Kin and Globalization: An Ethnography of Sustainability, 2006, Alta Mira Press and senior editor of the 2009 volume, Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions, Left Coast Press. She is an assistant professor on Anthropology in the Department of Environmental Science & Policy at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

Open to all.  No registration required

Part of the Climate Histories Interdisciplinary Research Group Seminar Series