CJS Thursday Lecture Series | Drawing the Sea Near: Satoumi and Coral Reef Conservation in Okinawa
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.
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|Building:||Off Campus Location|
|Event Type:||Livestream / Virtual|
|Tags:||Anthropology, Asia, Japan|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures|
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