Sociocultural Anthropology

PAST PROJECTS

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Dr Amber Wutich

The Science of Water Art project is a collaborative research project involving professionals, community members, college students and children, examining the role that water plays in each of our lives. Specifically, the project provides insights into how Arizona youth view the vital resource of water as they share perceptions of climate change and water insecurity through art.

Polar Bear

This project seeks to understand the sharing networks of the Arctic communities of Wainwright, Venetie and Kaktovik in regards to potential risk from natural resource development in the area.

Couple walking on beach

This study seeks to understand the particular challenges people face in their everyday lives following bariatric surgery, and how these shape their long-term weight loss success.

Thai cinema poster

This project explores the prevalence and patterns of social diversity and the negotiation of difference in varied historical settings in Southeast Asia, particularly Thailand. More specifically, the project examines what interethnic (majority-minority) relations (or the lack thereof) characterize ethnographic reporting, documentary and fiction film, novels, memoirs and newspaper coverage during 1914-2014, against what can be known about patterns of interethnic relations from ethnohistorical investigations.

Rainy season in Sahelian forest

This project brings together an interdisciplinary team to examine the past, present and future impacts of watershed change on pastorialists and vegetation around the Agoufou lake in the Gourma region of Mali, West Africa.