Dr. Stephanie Schnorr

Postdoctoral Researcher

Laboratories for Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research

Research interests: Human Diet; Digestive and Metabolic Physiology; Subsistence Technology; Hunter-Gatherers; Brain Development; Host-Microbiome Relationship; Ancient DNA

Email: schnorr@ou.edu 
See also: ResearchGate and Academia.edu

Dr. Michael Stanton

Postdoctoral Researcher

Center for Applied Social Research

Ph.D., Environmental Science, Oregon State University 2012
M.A., Applied Anthropology Oregon State University 2010
B.A., Anthropology New Mexico State University

Research interests: Environmental Social Science, Agricultural Anthropology, Human Ecology, Water Resources, Sustainable Development, Multidisciplinary research in Coupled Human and Natural Systems 

Bio: I am an environmental social scientist interested in research in sustainability and the role of culture in coupled human and natural systems. One of the goals of applied research is to better understand how communities can balance the needs of economic development with the exigencies of the natural environment. Before coming on-board with the EPSCoR project I worked as an adjunct professor teaching anthropology courses at Governor’s State University, Triton College, and College of Lake County in the Chicago area of Illinois. 

Email: stanthro@gmail.com

Dr. Tony N. VanWinkle

Postdoctoral Researcher

Center for Applied Social Research

Ph.D., University of Tennessee
M.A., Western Kentucky University

Research interests: Food & agriculture; conservation & culture; water, weather & climate; environmental & agrarian social movements; cultural landscape studies; ethno-ecology; community studies; environmental history; public and applied research methodologies.

Bio: Tony’s professional experience includes seven years in cultural resource management fields, where he specialized in the identification and documentation of historic cultural landscapes, particularly those related to agriculture, conservation, and natural resource industries. His Ph.D. level studies focused more intently in environmental anthropology, especially at the intersection of food, agriculture, and environment. These interests led to both applied work on agricultural development projects in Guatemala and Tennessee and dissertation research examining the urban-rural dynamics and environmental politics of contemporary sustainable food movements in southern Appalachia. He has taught courses in environmental anthropology, agriculture & environmental justice, and conservation & sustainable communities, most recently as a lecturer at the University of Tennessee. Tony joined OU’s Center for Applied Social Research team in summer 2015, serving as a remote field researcher on the Socio-Ecological Dimensions of Climate Variability project. 

Email: tvanwin1@ou.edu
Phone: (865) 406-5297