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Graduate Student
Email: maxvanoostenburg@ufl.edu


Education

  • Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Florida, In Progress
  • M.A. Anthropology, Colorado State University, 2014
  • B.A. Anthropology, Michigan State University, 2011

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Jeffrey C. Johnson


Research Interests

Cognitive anthropology, natural resource policy, fisheries, mixed methods, Medical anthropology


Selected Publications

Russell, S., Van Oostenburg, M., Vizek, A. (2018). Adapting to catch shares: Perspectives of West Coast Groundfish Trawl Participants. Coastal Management (forthcoming)

Snodgrass, J. G., Dengah, H. F., Lacy, M. G., Bagwell, A., Van Oostenburg, M., & Lende, D. (2017). Online gaming involvement and its positive and negative consequences: A cognitive anthropological “cultural consensus” approach to psychiatric measurement and assessment. Computers in Human Behavior66, 291-302.

Van Oostenburg, M. (2014). Home, half a world away: The cultural logic of acculturation among Indian international students at Colorado State University (Master’s Thesis, Colorado State University).

Van Oostenburg, M. (2014). The Subjective Well-Being of International Students: A Case for the Use of Anthropological Theory and Method. Furthering Perspectives: Anthropological Views of the World Volume 7: 2013-2014, 15.


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Graduate School Funding Award, 2018-2022
  • Colorado State University Department of Anthropology Conference Travel Award, 2015

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Graduate Student

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

Education

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida (in progress)
  • M.A., Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island
  • B.A., International Relations, University of Arkansas

Subfield

Cultural Anthropology


Chair

Dr. Chalfin


Research Interests

My research examines the depths and horizons of human entanglements with the sea. For my dissertation, I concentrate on the West African Guinea Current and its attendant “upwelling” of nutrient rich waters off the coast of Ghana. I approach this recurring oceanographic phenomenon as a powerful cultural, ecological and political-economic force that gathers a host of human and non-human actors. Spatial and temporal questions regarding oceanic (im)mobilities, IUU fishing, offshore surveillance and seasonal migrations guide my analysis.

Ecological Anthropology, Maritime Anthropology, Mobility Studies, Law and Policy, Fisheries, Oceanography, Ghana


Selected Publications

 

 


Grants, Fellowships, and Awards

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation DDIG
  • Fulbright-Hays DDRA Fellowship