U.S.-China Ecopartnership for Environmental Sustainability - USCEES

Winter 2015 Colloquium Series

January 23 @ 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM - Pfendler Hall room 241 on the Purdue Univeisty West Lafayette campus

We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Johnson, post-doctoral associate from the Program in Agrarian Studies at Yale University on Friday January 23, 2015 at 9:30am. in Pfendler Hall room 241 (PFEN). Dr Johnson will give a lecture entitled: "In Sauce We Do Not Suffer: Ontological Problems and Possibilities for the Future of Sustainable Fisheries"

Bio: Dr. Johnson’s research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropology, and the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan. Since 2004, she has conducted ethnographic fieldwork on sustainability issues with resource-interdependent communities in eastern Africa. Her first book project provisionally entitled, Littoral Politics: The Life and Death of Lake Victoria, retheorizes gender and sustainability in relation to the contemporary social life and history of working with fish in Uganda. Her peer-reviewed journal articles have been published in Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management and the African Journal of Hydrobiology and Fisheries, and she has published several chapters in edited volumes including Bringing Subsistence out of the Shadows: Essays on Markets and Self Provisioning (McGill-Queen’s University Press forthcoming in 2015), Great Lakes Fishery Policy and Management (Michigan State University Press 2012), and Landscapes and Environments in Colonial and Post Colonial Africa (Routledge Press 2011). In the coming years, Dr. Johnson plans to develop an interdisciplinary research program that works theoretically and empirically across the continents of Africa and North America to analyze the submerged histories and contemporary possibilities of and for sustainable economies, ecologies, and communities in the Rust Belt region.

*Candidate for Building Sustainable Communities Cluster position in Community Development in the Department of Anthropology.

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