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Conservation Politics

Professor Scott Freeman's research concerns the bureaucracies of international aid projects, analyzing how financial procedures in international development can undermine conservation interventions. In Haiti, his research has covered the vetiver perfume industry and soil conservation and restoration efforts. In the Dominican Republic, he has conducted research on sustainable fisheries programs and on the relationship between NGOs and coffee cooperatives.

Dr. C. Anne Claus is a cultural anthropologist researching environmental issues in contemporary Japan. Her research focuses on international conservation, sustainable marine consumption and alternative seafood economies. She has also published work on the socio-economic impacts of conservation policies on coastal communities, the political ecology of disasters, and conservation social science.

Professor Scott Freeman

Dr. Scott Freeman, Professorial Lecturer

Cutting Earth: Political Ecology and Development in Haiti. (In progress.)

Chapters in Who Owns Haiti? People, Power, and Sovereignty (Gainsville: University Press of Florida, 2017), co-edited volume with R. Maguire.

Who speaks for soils? Committee on the Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Computing (April 2015).

"Environmental Conservation and Development: Critical Perspectives," in J. D. Wright, ed., International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, vol. 7 (Oxford: Elsevier, 2015).

Professor C. Anne Claus

Dr. C. Anne Claus, Assistant Professor

Drawing Near: Sensory Engagement, Satoumi, and Conservation Practice in Okinawa's Coral Reefs. (In progress.)

"Beyond Merroir: The Okinawan Taste for Clams," Gastronomica, Vol. 17, no. 3 (2017). Special issue: Culinary Globalization and Heritage Politics: China, Japan, and South Korea.

"The Social Life of Corals: Commodification and Meaning-Making in Okinawa," Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture, Vol. 11, no. 2 (2017).

"Unsustainability in Action: An Ethnographic Approach," in H. Kopina and E. Shoreman-Ouimet, eds., The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology (Routledge, 2017). Co-authored with S. Randle, L. Baker, et al.

"Disasters, Degradation, and Dystopia: A Political Ecology Approach," in R. Bryant, ed., The International Handbook of Political Ecology (Edward Elgar, 2015). Co-authored with S. Osterhoudt, M. R. Dove, et al.