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Email:    mcarver.martin@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D.
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • B.A., Anthropology, George Mason University, 2014

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Catherine Tucker


Research Interests

Farmers’ markets, food assistance and nutrition incentive programs, food systems, food security, sustainability, alternative food movements, alternative currencies, value chains, space and place, economic anthropology


Selected Publications

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: justin.quinn@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D.,
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 2012
  • B.A.,

Subfield

Cultural


Chair

Kernaghan


Research Interests

Anthropology of the Translocal (Globalization and Tourism), Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Development, Anthropology of Pedagogy, Social Justice


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

 

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Graduate Student

Mailbox: Turlington Hall Rm 1112, PO Box 117305, Gainesville, FL 32611-7305
Email: burgen@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A., Anthropology, Washington State University, 2008
  • B.A., Anthropology and International Studies, University of Kansas, 2003

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Kane


Research Interests

Transnational Migration, Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Development, West Africa, Senegal, Mauritania, France, Wolof, Soninke


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  •  Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, 2015
  • University of Florida Graduate School Doctoral Research Travel Award, 2015
  • Polly and Paul Doughty Research Award for Graduate Anthropology Research, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, 2015
  • FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship, Center for African Studies, University of Florida, Wolof, Academic Years 2012-2013 & 2011-2012
  • FLAS Fellowship, Center for African Studies, University of Florida, Intensive Wolof (Dakar, Senegal: Baobab Institute), Summer 2012

“Paradoxes in the Cultural Ecology of Madagascar: Identity, Cosmology, and Economic Choice in a Hypervariable Environment”

Bram Tucker, University of Georgia

Dr. Tucker is associate professor of anthropology. His publications include: “Inequalities beyond the Gini: Subsistence, social structure, gender, and markets in southwestern Madagascar.” Economic Anthropology (co-author, 2015); “When the wealthy are poor: Poverty explanations and local perspectives in southwestern Madagascar.” American Anthropologist (co-author, 2011); and “Applying behavioral ecology and behavioral economics to conservation and development planning: Example from the Mikea Forest, Madagascar.” Human Nature (2007).

Friday 12 February @ 3:30 in 404 Grinter

A reception will follow

“Paradoxes in the Cultural Ecology of Madagascar: Identity, Cosmology, and Economic Choice in a Hypervariable Environment”

Bram Tucker, University of Georgia

Dr. Tucker is associate professor of anthropology. His publications include: “Inequalities beyond the Gini: Subsistence, social structure, gender, and markets in southwestern Madagascar.” Economic Anthropology (co-author, 2015); “When the wealthy are poor: Poverty explanations and local perspectives in southwestern Madagascar.” American Anthropologist (co-author, 2011); and “Applying behavioral ecology and behavioral economics to conservation and development planning: Example from the Mikea Forest, Madagascar.” Human Nature (2007).

Friday 12 February @ 3:30 in 404 Grinter

A reception will follow

Professor
Office: Grinter Hall 309
Phone: (352) 392-0690
Email: tuckerc@ufl.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Arizona, 1996
  • M.A., Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1987
  • B.A., Interdisciplinary Major in Anthropology/Biology/Philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College,1983

Research Interests

Economic and environmental anthropology, environmental governance, community-based conservation, institutional analysis, climate change adaptation, coffee production & consumption, value chains, belief systems, sustainability


Personal Statement

My research explores human-environment interactions through a transdisciplinary approach encompassing environmental and economic anthropology, political ecology, institutional analysis, and participatory approaches. For the most part, I focus on the Latin American experience, including community-based forest and water management, coffee production and value chains, interactions between people and protected areas, governance of common-pool resources, adaptation to climate change, sustainability, globalization, and belief systems.


Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

  • 2017-Present Professor, Department of Anthropology & Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • 2015 -17 Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology & Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • 2015 -Present Affiliated Faculty, Tropical Conservation and Development Program, University of Florida
  • 2012 -15 Chair, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • 2009 -15 Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Indiana U, Bloomington
  • 2003-09 Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Indiana U, Bloomington
  • 2004 – Present Affiliated Faculty, Vincent & Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory & Policy Analysis, Indiana U, Bloomington
  • 2003-15 Associated Faculty, Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC), Indiana U, Bloomington

 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

Memberships
  • American Anthropological Association
  • International Association for the Study of the Commons
  • Society for Applied Anthropology
Other Experiences
  • Elected council member, International Association for the Study of the Commons (2017- present)
  • Scientific Advisory Council, Mountain Research Initiative (2014-present)
  • Associate Editor, Society and Conservation (2010 – Present)
  • Editorial Board, Human Ecology (2015-present)

Honors

  • 2014 Featured Scholar, Global Learning Center, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 2013 Fellow, Academic Leadership Seminar, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (Consortium of “Big Ten” Conference Universities and affiliates)
  • 2011 Sustainability Course Development Fellowship, “Ecology and Society.” Indiana University
  • 2010 Collaborative Research and Creative Activity Summer Stipend Award, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University
  • 2009 Trustees’ Teaching Award, Indiana University
  • 2008 Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), United States
  • 2007 Outstanding Session Prize for “Natural resource management, science and spirituality: Intersections shaping Latin America’s environment.” School for Advanced Research and the Latin American Studies Association
  • 2007 Research Fellowship, College of Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University
  • 2006 Summer Faculty Fellowship, “Indigenous Institutions, Collective Action and the Conservation of Biodiversity in Oaxaca, Mexico,” Indiana University
  • 1992-93 Graduate Registration Scholarship, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • 1990-91 Graduate College Fellowship, University of Arizona, Tucson
  • 1983 Phi Beta Kappa

Selected Publications

Books

Tucker, C. M. 2017. Coffee Culture: Local Experiences, Global Connections. Second Edition. New York: Routledge Press.

Tucker, C. M., ed. 2012. Nature, Science and Religion: Intersections shaping society and the environment. Santa Fe, NM: School for Advanced Research (SAR) Press.

Tucker, C. M. 2008. Changing Forests: Collective Action, Common Property and Coffee in Honduras. New York: Springer Academic Press.

Representative Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Muhar, A., C. Raymond, R. van den Born, N. Bauer, K. Böck, M. Braito, A. Buljs, C. Flint, W. de Groot, C. Ives, T. Mitrofanenko, T. Plieninger, C. Tucker, C. van Riper. 2017. A Model Integrating Social-Cultural Concepts of Nature into Frameworks of Interaction between Social and Natural Systems. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2017.1327424

Upton, C., C. Tucker, S. Sanchez. 2017. The Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement’s Symbolic Nod to Environmental Protection: Legal Perspectives on CAFTA’s Citizen Submission Process. Society and Natural Resources. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08941920.2017.1290183

Tucker, C. M. 2014. Creating equitable water institutions on disputed land: A Honduran case study. Water International 39(2):216-232.

Eakin, H., C. M. Tucker, E. Castellanos, R. Diaz-Porras, J. F. Barrera, H. Morales. 2014. Adaptation in a Multi-stressor Environment: Perceptions and responses to climatic and economic risks by coffee growers in Mesoamerica. Environment, Development and Sustainability 16(1):123-139. URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10668-013-9466-9

Castellanos, E., C. Tucker, H. Eakin, H. Morales, J. Barrera and R. Diaz. 2013. Assessing the Adaptation Strategies of Farmers Facing Multiple Stressors: Lessons from the Coffee and Global Changes Project in Mesoamerica. Environmental Science and Policy 26:19-28. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901112000974

Tucker, C. M. 2010. Private Goods and Common Property: Pottery Production in a Honduran Lenca Community. Human Organization 69(1):43-53.

Tucker, C. M. 2010. Learning on Governance in Forest Ecosystems: Lessons from Recent Research. International Journal of the Commons 4(2):687-706. URL: http://www.thecommonsjournal.org/index.php/ijc/article/view/224/170

Tucker, C. M., H. Eakin, and E. Castellanos. 2010. Perceptions of Risk and Adaptation: Coffee producers, market shocks and extreme weather in Central America and Mexico. Global Environmental Change 20:23-32. Published online August 2009. URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378009000478

Tucker, C. M., J. C. Randolph, T. Evans, K. P. Andersson, L. Persha, and G. M. Green. 2008. An approach to assess relative degradation in dissimilar forests: toward a comparative assessment of institutional outcomes. Ecology and Society 13(1): 4. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol13/iss1/art4/Insight

More Publications Available on Google Scholar


Contribution to Science

 


Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

National Park Service, “Ethnobotany and Traditional Ecological Knowledge for Badlands National Park, South Dakota.” Principal Investigator with C. Sage, Co-PI]. 2016-18.

National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network Grant, “Bridging Communities and Scales through a Global Transdisciplinary Mountain Sustainability Network.” [Co-PI with J. Klein (Principal Investigator, Colorado State U), A. Nolin (Oregon State U) and R. Reid (Colorado State U)] 2014-2019

Completed Research Support (within the past three years)

Inter-American Institute (IAI) Collaborative Research Network Program Grant (IAI-CRN 2060), “Small Coffee Producers and Adaptive Options for a Changing Climate: The Risks and Challenges of Certification for Ecosystem Services.” [Co-PI with E. Castellanos (Principal Investigator , Universidad del Valle de Guatemala), H. Eakin (ASU, Tempe), J. Barrera (ECOSUR, Mexico) and R. Díaz (Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica)] 2012-2015

Courses Taught

 

Dr. Brenda Chalfin
Professor, Department of Anthropology and Center for African Studies
Director, Center for African Studies
Office: Grinter Hall, Room 427, Main Office
Phone: 352-392-2183
Email: bchalfin@ufl.edu
Website and African Studies Faculty Profile

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, 1998
  • B.A., Anthropology, Amherst College, 1986

Research Interests

Political Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of the State, Governance, Biopolitics, Political Economy, Maritime Anthropology, Globalization, Commodities, Waste, Infrastructure, Cities, Ports, Off-shore Oil, Bureaucracy, International Organizations, Borders, Interdisciplinarity, African Studies


Personal Statement

Brenda Chalfin is the Director of the Center for African Studies at the University of Florida, and also holds appointments as a professor of anthropology and African Studies. Bringing together cultural anthropology, geography, and political economy to establish new analytic points of entry to understanding political life in contemporary African states, her research addresses the complex functioning of national boundaries and frontiers, the popular production of infrastructure and urban public goods, non-territorial and maritime sovereignty, the built environment, and the changing political valence of waste in the context of late-capitalism.

Dr. Chalfin is now working on a book tentatively titled “Vital Politics: Infrastructures of Bare Life on Ghana’s Urban Frontier.” An urban ethnography drawn from her extended research in the West African nation of Ghana, this work explores alternative infrastructures of waste management that emerge in contexts where state and municipal provisioning of public works are grossly, and deliberately, inadequate to urban realities.

Dr. Chalfin has held fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies and been a recipient of Fulbright, Wenner-Gren, and National Science Foundation grants. Dr. Chalfin earned her PhD in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her publications include Neoliberal Frontiers: An Ethnography of Sovereignty in West Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2010), Shea Butter Republic: State Power, Global Markets, and the Making of an Indigenous Commodity (Routledge, 2004), and journal articles in American Ethnologist, Current Anthropology, and Politique africaine. The January 2016 issue of Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology, includes the article “Wastelandia: Infrastructure and the Commonwealth of Waste in Urban Ghana.”


Positions and Honors

Positions and Employment

  • 2016 – present, Director, Center for African Studies, University of Florida
  • 2013-present, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida
  • 2013-present, Faculty Affiliate, Center for African Studies, University of Florida
  • 2013-present, Faculty Affiliate, Center for International Business Education and Research, University of Florida
  • 2013-present, Faculty Affiliate, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Florida
  • 2007-2013, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida
  • 2007-2013, Faculty Affiliate, Center for African Studies, University of Florida
  • 2007-2013, Faculty Affiliate, Center for International Business Education and Research, University of Florida
  • 2001-2007, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida
  • 2001-2007, Faculty Affiliate, African Studies, University of Florida

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • Visiting Researcher, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. 2010-2011, 2008-2009, 2000-2001, 1994-1995, 1990
  • 2014-2017, Board Member, African Studies Association
  • 2015-2017, Chair of Publications Committee, African Studies Association
  • Reviewer, American Council of Learned Societies, Lewis and Clark Award, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • 2009-2011, 2014, Reviewer, National Science Foundation, Cultural Anthropology Section
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Modern African Studies (Cambridge University Press)
  • Member, Editorial Board, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space (Sage Publications)
  • Member, American Anthropological Association
  • Member, Society for Political and Legal Anthropology
  • Member, American Ethnological Society
  • Member, Society for Cultural Anthropology
  • Member, Society for Economic Anthropology
  • Member, Association for Africanist Anthropology
  • Member, African Studies Association

Honors

 


Selected Publications

Chalfin, Brenda. 2014. Public Things, Excremental Politics, and the Infrastructure of Bare Life in Ghana’s city of Tema. American Ethnologist 41(1):92-109.

9780226100616Chalfin, Brenda. 2012. Border Security as Late-Capitalist ‘Fix’. In A Companion to Border Studies, edited by Thomas M. Wilson and Hastings Donnan, pp. 283-300. Blackwell, Malden, MA.

Chalfin, Brenda. 2010. Recasting Maritime Governance in Ghana: The Neo-Developmental State and the Port of Tema. Journal of Modern African Studies 48(4):573-598.

Chalfin, Brenda. 2010. Neoliberal Frontiers: An Ethnography of Sovereignty in West Africa. University of Chicago Press.image012

Chalfin, Brenda. 2009. La Renovation du Port de Tema. Economic Politique de la Frontiere Maritime du Ghana [Recasting the Port of Tema: The Political Economy of Ghana’s Maritime Frontier]. Politique Africaine 116:63-84.

Chalfin, Brenda. 2008. Sovereigns and Citizens in Close Encounter: Airport Anthropology and Customs Regimes in Neoliberal Ghana. American Ethnologist 35(4):519-538.

Chalfin, Brenda. 2008. Cars, the Customs Service and Sumptuary Rule in Contemporary Ghana. Comparative Studies in Society and History 50(2):424-453.

Chalfin, Brenda. 2004. Shea Butter Republic: State Power, Global Markets and the Making of an Indigenous Commodity, Routledge, New York.

More Publications Available on Google Scholar


Contribution to Science

 


Research Support

Ongoing Research Support

US Department of Education
  • Title VI Award Center for African Studies
  • 2014-2018
  • Total Award $650,000 per annum

Completed Research Support (within the past three years)

National Science Foundation
  • PI, with Co-PI Donald Berces (UF PhD student)
  • “The Emergence and Impact of Law in Oceanic Space,”
  • Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Cultural Anthropology and
    Law, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division
  • $23,946 Awarded August 2015
  • Award #00097895/00123631
Social Science Research Council and Mellon Foundation
  • Oceanic Studies: Seas as Sites and Subjects of Inquiry
  • Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship Workshop
  • Summer 2014
  • $10,000

Courses Taught