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CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Drawing the Sea Near: Satoumi and Coral Reef Conservation in Okinawa

C. Anne Claus, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, American University, Washington DC
Thursday, November 4, 2021
12:00-1:30 PM
Off Campus Location
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Claus will discuss her recent ethnography that details the decade-long transformation in transnational conservation at an Okinawan field station. In shifting from more traditional distancing practices to a “conservation-near” approach, transnational conservationists together with islanders created an unusually inclusive, experiential, and collaborative form of conservation in Okinawa’s coral reefs. The resulting projects were as consequential for conservationists as they were for islanders.

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology American University, DC. Affiliated faculty, Department of Environmental Studies

Professor Claus has also served as: Researcher Kyoto University Research Institute of Humanity and Nature, Japan; Co-Instructor/Teaching Fellow Yale University, New Haven, CT; Social Scientist World Wildlife Fund, Washington DC; Japanese Interpreter Paradise Cruise, Ltd., Honolulu, HI; Assistant Dean Concordia Japanese Language Villages, Dent, MN; and Program Coordinator/Instructor Okinawa Hands-On NPO, Okinawa Japan.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Anthropology, Asia, Japan
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures