Dissertation Title: Cultural Heritage and Climate Change Adaptation Pathways
Elizabeth earned her PhD in anthropology from the University of Maryland in 2018. After several years of working with Chesapeake environmental management programs, Elizabeth decided to pursue graduate studies in anthropology as a means to contribute to broadening understandings of the human dimensions of environmental issues. She is particularly interested in applied research that sits at the boundaries of interdisciplinary work and enhances community-based environmental management in coastal regions. Her research to date has focused on investigating the underlying socio-cultural and socio-political drivers and processes that affect community response to harmful algal blooms mitigation in the Chesapeake Bay region. For her doctoral research, she was interested in exploring the political ecology of ‘place’ construction, and understanding the implications of place-making processes on socio-ecological resilience.
Areas of Interest
- Environmental anthropology, ecological anthropology, socio-ecological resilience, space and place, cultural landscapes, political ecology, visual anthropology, Chesapeake Bay, harmful algae, climate change
Degree TypeMADegree DetailsApplied Anthropology, University of Maryland College Park
Degree TypeBADegree DetailsEnvironmental Studies, Winthrop University
Degree TypeBADegree DetailsStudio Art, Winthrop University
Degree TypePhDDegree DetailsAnthropology - University of Maryland (2018)