|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.
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