My primary scholarship focuses on human populations, the environment, and food. I am particularly interested in the social, environmental, and subsistence dimensions of food insecurity. I especially welcome contract inquiries that involve designing culturally appropriate alternative livelihood strategies for populations impacted by disaster or displacement.
My secondary scholarship involves managing and protecting cultural heritage. This interest grows out of my primary scholarship in that as populations grow and move about, they impact historic and prehistoric sites. Natural and man-made disasters also drastically impact these sites and compromise a society’s ability to remain attached to their cultural legacies. I especially welcome contract inquiries that involve designing livelihood strategies such as cultural heritage tourism and eco tourism as a means to protect and manage sites.
Past Consulting Experience:
Conservation International, Washington, D.C.
Community organization activities performed to find a means of livelihood and self-determination among the Agta of northeastern Luzon, the Philippines prior to the enforcement of legal restrictions on extracting forest and aquatic resources. Indigenous people’s organization developed with community leaders to foster self-advocacy.
US Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories, US Army Corps of Engineers, Champaign, IL USA
Developed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Comprehensive Agreements (CAs) between Native American tribal governments and U.S. Army Forces Command installations for the treatment, protection, and disposition of Native American remains and funerary objects according to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990 (NAGPRA).
XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC USA
Developed in partnership with installation staff, an Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan for Ft. Bragg, Camp Mackall, and Simmons Army Airfield. This large document specifies all management and procedural protocols based on best practices, US federal law, and US military directives related to cultural resources.