Visiting Scholars 2014-2015

Penelope Anthias
PhD (Geography), University of Cambridge, 2014. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow.
Research interests: shifting dynamics of collective indigenous land titling in the Bolivian Chaco, and their growing articulation with conflicts over the governance of gas
Dates: 9/1/14-8/31/15
Faculty sponsor: Michael Watts

Melanie Armstrong
PhD (American Studies), University of New Mexico, 2011.
Research interests: national bioterrorism preparedness, political ecology, gender and media, space, place and identity
Dates: 11/13/13-11/12/14
Faculty sponsor: Jake Kosek

Sungchul Cho
PhD (Urban Planning and Engineering), Yonsei University, 2013.
Research interests: regional economics, ethnic Chinese network in connection with Silicon Valley, CA and Southeast Asian high-tech regions
Dates: 9/1/13-8/31/14
Faculty sponsors: You-tien Hsing

Erik Jönsson
PhD (Geography), Lund University, 2013.
Research interests: political ecology of in vitro meat
Dates: 9/15/14-8/31/16
Faculty sponsor: Michael Watts

Robert Leighninger
PhD (Social Science), Syracuse University, 1971. Faculty Associate, Arizona State University.
Research interests: New Deal public works
Faculty sponsor: Richard Walker

Zi-xin Lin
PhD (Building and Planning), National Taiwan University, 2013.
Research interests: China's urban-rural reverse during 1979-1989
Dates: 7/1/14-6/30/15
Faculty sponsors: You-tien Hsing

Louisa Lombard
PhD (Cultural Anthropology), Duke University, 2012. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow.
Research interests: Central African borderlands: the politics of “stateless” spaces, militarized conservation, rebellion and humanitarianism
Dates: 9/1/12-8/31/14
Faculty sponsor: Michael Watts

Jelena Lukovic
PhD (Physical Geography), University of Belgrade, 2013.
Research interests: Spatial pattern of climate change.
Dates: 9/14/14-12/12/14
Faculty sponsor: John Chiang

Arthur Mason
PhD (Anthropology), UC Berkeley, 2004. Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow.
Research interests: Energy and environmental policy; cultural politics of Arctic energy development, sustainability, and markets; social formation of expertise; anthropogenic landscapes and environmental justice
Dates: 9/1/13-8/31/14
Faculty sponsor: Michael Watts

Danielle Watts
PhD (Interdisciplinary Ecology), University of Florida, 2013. Postdoctoral Scholar.
Research interests: biogeomorphology, landscape patterning in wetland environments, ecosystem ecology
Dates: 7/1/13-6/30/15
Faculty sponsor: Laurel Larsen

Cal Winslow
PhD) University of Washington, 1973.
Research interests: redwood forest and its communities
Dates: 3/26/12-3/25/15
Faculty sponsor: Michael Watts

Visiting Student Researchers

Alyssa Atwood
PhD Student (Oceanography), University of Washington.
Research interests: climate variability of the tropics; paleoclimate proxy records with climate models to investigate past and future climate change
Dates: 2/10/14-2/9/15
Faculty sponsor: John Chiang

Giovanni Fonseca
PhD Student (Education), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Research interests: agronomists' work in technical assistance and rural extension with family farmers in Northern Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dates: 7/1/14-6/30/15
Faculty sponsor: Jean Lave

Chu-Chien Hsieh
PhD Student (Public Administration), National Cheng Chi University, Taiwan.
Research interests: public management, policy evaluation, global governance, environmental policy, and social network analysis
Dates: 7/15/14-7/15/15
Faculty sponsor: You-tien Hsing

Past Visiting Scholars