Suzanne Pilaar Birch

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First Name:
Suzanne Pilaar
Last Name:
Birch
Phone Number:
706-542-4171
Office:
Anthropology-Baldwin Hall 265A
Geography-Geography & Geology Building 107
Lab-Center for Applied Isotope Studies

I  joined the University of Georgia in 2014 as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the departments of Anthropology and Geography.

My research is focused on human adaptation and resilience to climate change and natural resource unpredictability in prehistory, and how our understanding of past human response to environmental change informs current thinking about these issues.

Virginia Nazarea

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First Name:
Virginia
Last Name:
Nazarea
Phone Number:
706-542-3852

 

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Kentucky 1987

 

Expertise & Interests

Ecological anthropology
Anthropology of development
Ethnoecology
Culture and biodiversity
Philippines
Ecuador
American South

 

Research Projects

Stephen Kowalewski

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First Name:
Stephen
Last Name:
Kowalewski
Phone Number:
706-542-1462
Office:
257 Baldwin Hall

About

“Anthropology is the essential field.” Kowalewski was raised in rural Lancaster County, PA. First field school in Utah, 1967, and first fieldwork in Oaxaca, 1970. Assistant professor at Lehman and Hunter, CUNY, 1975-1977. Has lived in Athens since 1978. Major field projects in Oaxaca in 1974, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1990, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2011, funded by NSF, NGS, SSRC, SSHRC, Harp Foundation.

 

Research projects

Recorrido Arqueológico de Coixtlahuaca

 

Current Graduate Students

Christina Joseph

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First Name:
Christina
Last Name:
Joseph
Phone Number:
706-542-0681
Office:
105I

 

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Rochester 1994

 

Expertise & Interests

Political ecology of groundwater
Popular culture and identity politics among second-generation South Asians in the Diaspora
Sacred space and religious fundamentalism in South Asia
Impact of tourism on third-world destinations
Pilgrimages
Sacred groves

 

Research Projects

Ted Gragson

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First Name:
Ted
Last Name:
Gragson
Phone Number:
706-542-1460
Office:
254

 

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University 1989

 

Expertise & Interests

Human behavioral ecology
Historical ecology
Ecosystem ecology
Landscape ecology
Southern Europe
Southeastern US
South America
Airborne and ground-based remote sensing 
Qualitative, quantitative, and spatial analysis of numerical, narrative, documentary and geographic data

 

Research Projects

Laura German

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First Name:
Laura
Last Name:
German
Phone Number:
706-542-5852
Office:
255 Baldwin Hall

 

Education

Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Georgia 2001

B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Cornell University 1991

 

Expertise & Interests

J. Peter Brosius

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First Name:
J. Peter
Last Name:
Brosius
Phone Number:
706-542-1463
Office:
264B Baldwin Hall

Expertise and Interests

Integrative conservation research, Political Ecology, Environmental Anthropology, politics of translation, transnational environmental movements and institutions, insular Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia).