I am a linguistic anthropologist finishing my PhD with Temple University and writing my dissertation. I also teach online through Temple but live near Denver. My research was with a fair-trade organization in Lima, Peru, and I explore power relationships, fair-trade implementation's strengths and weaknesses, translation in client-artisan and tourist-artisan encounters, handicraft traditions and product-development discourses. My career goal is to work as a non-profit consultant to conduct ethnographic research to make change in organizations concerned with social and environmental issues, and ethical consumerism. I volunteer at the National Park Service on projects related to TEK. I feel that an industry that holds incredible potential for positive change is the food industry.
Area(s) of Training
anthropology, cultural anthropology, other
Area(s) of Expertise
linguistic anthropology, Peru, Andes, handicrafts, fair trade, ethical consumerism, food systems
Most Recent Degree
Current Area of Employment
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