C U R R I C U L U M   V I T A E

 

 William M. Loker

California State University, Chico

Chico, CA 95929

Education

 

     Rutgers University, B.A. Anthropology, 1976

     University of Colorado, M.A. Anthropology, 1980

     University of Colorado, Ph.D. Anthropology, 1986

 

Research Interests

 

Educational policy and administration; assessment methods and processes; inter-disciplinary teaching and research methods; human ecology; applied anthropology; environment and development; natural resource management; globalization; Latin/Central America.

 

Professional Experience

 

July 2005-present

California State University           Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies. Duties include over-

Office of the Provost                             sight of General Education, Honors Program, First-Year

Chico, CA 95929                                 Experience, assessment university-wide, service learning,

Dr. Scott McNall, Provost                    and other duties as assigned.

 

 

August 2004-July 2005                      

California State University           Interim Associate Dean, School of Graduate, International and

School of Graduate,                              Interdisciplinary Studies.  Duties include overseeing international

International and Inter-                          studies programs, coordinating study abroad programs, program

disciplinary Studies                     assessment university-wide, including general education, special

Chico, CA 95929-0400                       majors, interdisciplinary studies, self-instructional language

Dr. Susan Place, Dean              programs and assistance with Graduate School administration.

 

August 1996-August 2004

California State University           Associate professor (8/98), Professor and Chair (8/03) of

Department of Anthropology                 anthropology, coordinator, Cultural Certificate Program; director,

Chico, CA 95929                                 Ethnographic Lab; teaching responsibilities in cultural

                                                            anthropology, Latin America, applied anthropology, international

                                                            development, research methods and related courses.

 

August 1993 - 1996

Mississippi State University                   Assistant professor in anthropology teaching courses in

Department of Sociology,                     general and cultural anthropology, indigenous people of

  Anthropology & Social Work             North America and Latin America, human ecology and the

Mississippi State, MS                           anthropology of international development.

Dr. Martin Levin, Head                          

 

Professional Experience (cont'd)

 

January 1990 ‑ June 1993

California Polytechnic State                   Lecturer in anthropology teaching courses in cultural, applied

  University                                           and ecological anthropology, Latin American society and

Department of Social Sciences              culture, research methods and the social and environmental

San Luis Obispo, CA                 effects of technical change in domestic and international

Dr. Harold Kerbo, Chair                      agriculture.

 

January 1989‑January 1990

International Food Policy            Joint IFPRI‑CIAT project to study the ecological impacts

  Research Institute (IFPRI)                  of agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon and technologies

1200 17th St, NW                               and policies to enhance agricultural sustainability and social

Washington, DC 20036                        equity in rural development efforts.

Dr. Per Pinstrup-Anderson,                 

  Director

 

 

January 1987‑January 1989

Centro Internacional de                         Rockefeller Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to study

  Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)      agricultural adaptations of small farmers in the Amazon

Tropical Pastures Program                    Basin, particularly the role of cattle in farming systems

A.A. 6713                                            in the region and constraints to increased productivity and

Cali, Colombia                                     sustainability.

Dr. Raúl Vera, Leader               

 

November 1984‑December 1986        Director

February‑November 1984                  Director of Research

May 1982‑January 1983                     Coordinator

Commission on United States  Helped to organize and later directed a public education

   Central American Relations      organization focused on U.S. policy in Central America

Center for Development Policy             including program development, research, writing and

731 Eighth Street SE                            the organization of fact-finding visits to Central America.

Washington, DC  20003                        

Amb. Robert White, Chairman   

 

January 1983‑July 1984

El Cajón Land Use Project                   Awarded National Science Foundation grant to study

Comayagua, Honduras                         social and ecological determinants of agricultural

William Loker,                                      productivity; research formed the basis of doctoral

  Principal Investigator                           dissertation completed in May 1986.

 

January‑April 1982

 El Miradór Archeological           Helped to design and execute a settlement pattern

  Project                                               survey of the hinterland of a major center of Classic

El Petén, Guatemala                              and Preclassic Mayan culture, including drafting of

Dr. Bruce Dahlin,                                  maps and report write-up.

  Principal Investigator                            

 

July‑December 1981

Council on Hemispheric Affairs   Responsible for researching and writing articles

1700 L St, NW                                    on current social and economic trends in Latin

Washington, D.C. 20036                      America for a bi-weekly newsletter.

Dr. Lawrence Birns, Director   

 

 

 

Additional fieldwork in Honduras (1976, 1980, 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006), Guatemala (1999), El Salvador (1979, 80), Brazilian Amazon (March 1989), Southern Wyoming (July‑August 1981), Southwest Colorado (June‑August 1978), Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and Appomattox, Virginia (August‑December 1977).

 

Other Skills

 

Good reading, writing and speaking ability in Spanish. Limited reading ability in Portuguese. Strong quantitative analysis skills including the use of SPSS computer statistical package, use of ARCView Geographic Information Systems.

 

 

Grants and Other Awards

 

Office of Sponsored Programs, California State University, Chico Research Award to support

continued research in Copán, Honduras and write-up of research results, Summer 2004.

 

National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration for study of contemporary

          natural resource use and environmental change in the Copan Valley, Honduras, May 2000.

          Fieldwork carried out June-December, 2001.

 

Office of International Programs, California State University, Chico for travel and study in Honduras

          and Guatemala, Summer, 1999.

 

Office of Sponsored Programs, California State University, Chico Research Award to support GIS

          analysis and other data analysis and write-up of Honduran research materials.

 

Fulbright Award, for land use research and strengthening national programs in applied sociocultural        anthropology in Honduras, June-December 1998.

 

California State University, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Award for the     Enhancement of Instruction, to equip and organize an ethnographic laboratory for the          Department of Anthropology (co-authored with Dr. Carolyn Heinz), 1997-98.

 

National Geographic Society, Committee on Research and Exploration, award for field research on       human-induced environmental change in Honduras, 1997-98.

 

California State University, Summer Scholars award for field research in Honduras, 1997.

 

Mississippi State University, Research Initiation Grant for field research in Honduras, December 1993.

 

Grants and Other Awards (cont'd)

 

Named a "Teacher of the Year" by the College of Liberal Arts Student Association, California   Polytechnic State University, April, 1993.

 

Rockefeller Foundation, Agricultural Sciences Division (with additional financial support from CIAT and IFPRI), grant for the study of constraints to sustainable agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon, January-December 1989.

 

Rockefeller Foundation, Social Science Research in Agriculture Postdoctoral Fellowship for study of Amazonian farming systems, January 1987‑January 1989.

 

National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant to carry out land use research in Honduras, January‑December 1983.

 

 

University of Colorado, Department of Anthropology, Earl Morris Award for outstanding graduate student in anthropology, May 1984.

 

University of Colorado, Department of Anthropology‑Graduate School travel grant for          follow‑up research in Honduras, July 1984.

 

University of Colorado, Graduate School Fellowships, two awards earned in university‑wide     competition, 1980‑81 and 1982‑83.

 

Publications (* = refereed journal)

 

2006            Loker, W.

                    Comments on Cernea: Keeping Agriculture in Anthropology. Culture and Agriculture 28

                    (1):17-19.

 

2005            Loker, W.

                    The rise and fall of flue-cured tobacco in the Copán Valley, Honduras and its social and environmental consequences. Human Ecology* 33 (3):299-327.

 

In                 Loker, W.

Press           La Tabacalera y sus efectos sociales y económicos en el Valle de Copán, 1950-2000.  (In Spanish.) Proceedings of the X International Seminar in Anthropology and History,

                    Tegucigalpa, Honduras, July 2004.  Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e Historia.

 

2004            Loker, W.

                    Changing Places: environment, development and social change in rural Honduras. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press.

 

In                 Loker, W.

Press           Sembrando desacuerdos: estrategias estatales de reforestación en la zona del embalse El

                    Cajón.  (In Spanish) Proceedings of the IX International Seminar in Anthropology and

                    History, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, July 1999.  Instituto Hondureño de Antropología e

                    Historia.

Publications (cont'd)

 

2003            Loker, W.

                    Dam Impacts in a Time of Globalization: Using Multiple Methods to Document Social and Environmental Change in Rural Honduras.  Current Anthropology*  44(supplement):112-121.

 

2000            Loker, W.

Sowing Discord, Planting Doubts: rhetoric and reality in an environment and development project in Honduras. Human Organization* 59 (3): 300-310.

 

2000            Loker, W.

                    Review of: Power in the Southern Cone Borderlands: an anthropology of development                   practice. American Ethnologist* 27(4):993-994.

 

1999            Loker, W. (editor)

          Globalization and the rural poor in Latin America. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner      Publishers. Inaugural volume in the Directions in Applied Anthropology Series, Tim

          Finan, Series editor.

 

1999            Loker, W.

                    Grit in the prosperity machine: globalization and the rural poor in Latin America.  In

                    Globalization and the Rural Poor in Latin America.  W. Loker, ed.  Pp. 9-39. Boulder, CO:

                    Lynne Reinner Publishers.

 

1999            Loker, W.

Review of Political Ecology, Mountain Agriculture and Knowledge in Honduras. By Kees Jansen. Culture and Agriculture 21 (2):33-36.

 

1998            Loker, W.

                    Review of Risky Rivers: the economics and politics of floodplain farming in Amazonia.                   by Michael Chibnik.  Culture and Agriculture 20 (1):43-46.

 

1997            Loker, W.

                    Water, “Rights” and the El Cajón dam.  In Water, Culture and Power.  John Donahue and

                    Barbara R. Johnston, eds.  Pp. 95-119.  Washington, DC: Island Press.

 

1997            Loker, W, R. Vera and K. Reátegui

                    Pasture performance and sustainability in the Peruvian Amazon: results of long-term

                    on-farm research. Agricultural Systems* 55(3):385-408.

 

1997            Vera, R, K. Reátegui and W. Loker

                    Milk and pastures at the frontier: the case of the Peruvian forest margins.  Experimental Agriculture* 33:265-273

 

1996            Loker, W.

                    Campesino communities and the crisis of modernization in Latin America. Journal of                       Political Ecology* 3:69-88.

Publications (cont'd)

 

1996            Loker, W.

                    Development of the El Cajón Dam: its social and ecological effects in Honduras.  Yaxkin 14 (1 & 2): 55-73. (In Spanish.)

 

1996            Loker, W.

                    Land degradation in the Peruvian Amazon: applying GIS in human ecology research. In

                    Anthropology, Space and Geographic Information Systems. Mark Aldenderfer and H.

                    D.G. Maschner, eds. Pp. 19-43.  New York: Oxford University Press.

 

1996            Loker, W.

                    Cowboys, Indians and deforestation: some ethical and environmental issues of pastures                  research in Amazonia. Agriculture and Human Values* 13 (1): 52-58.

 

1995            Loker, W.

Review of, "Cultivating Crisis: the human costs of pesticide use in Latin America.” Journal of Political Ecology* 2: 18-21.

 

1995            Loker, W.

Surviving on chaos: land use change in the Peruvian Amazon, 1987-92. Culture and                                 Agriculture Bulletin (Spring/Summer 1995)No. 51-52:7-12.

 

1995            Loker, W.

Review of “Who Pays the Price: the sociocultural context of environmental crisis.”                          Culture and Agriculture (Winter 1995/1996) No.53:26-27.

 

1995            Loker, W.

                    Review of “Breakfast of Biodiversity: the truth about rainforest destruction.” Otherwise                  November-December1995)(4): 21-22.

 

1995            Reátegui, K., R. Vera, W. Loker and M. Vásquez

On-farm grass-legume performance in the Peruvian rainforest. Experimental Agriculture * 31:227-239.

 

1994            Loker, W. and Stephen Vosti (eds.)

Rural Development in the Peruvian Amazon.  Proceedings of an International Conference, November 20-23, 1989 in Lima, Peru.  Conference co-sponsored by CIAT and IFPRI. Proceedings co-published by CIAT and IFPRI.  Cali, Colombia. (In Spanish).

 

1994            Loker, W. and Stephen Vosti

Introduction. In Rural Development in the Peruvian Amazon.  William Loker and Stephen Vosti, eds. Proceedings of an International Conference, November 20-23, 1989 in Lima, Peru.  Conference co-sponsored by CIAT and IFPRI.  Proceedings co-published by CIAT and IFPRI. Cali, Colombia. (In Spanish).

 

 

 

Publications (cont'd)

 

1994            Loker, W.

Pastures research in the Peruvian Amazon. Practicing Anthropology 16(2):3-6.

 

1994            Loker, W.

Agriculture and environment in the Peruvian Amazon: a methodological experiment.  In Rural Development in the Peruvian Amazon.  William Loker and Stephen Vosti, eds. Proceedings of an International Conference, November 20-23, 1989 in Lima, Peru.  Conference co-sponsored by CIAT and IFPRI.  Proceedings co-published by CIAT and IFPRI. Cali, Colombia. (In Spanish).

 

1994            Loker, W.

                    Where's the Beef?: incorporating cattle into sustainable agroforestry systems in the Amazon Basin. Agroforestry Systems* 25:227-241.

 

1993            Loker, W.

Human ecology of cattle raising in the Peruvian Amazon: the view from the farm.  Human Organization* 52(1):14-24.

 

1993            Loker, W., Simon Carter, Peter Jones and Dan Robison

Identification of areas of degradation in the Peruvian Amazon using a Geographic Information System. Interciencia* 18(3):33-37.

 

1993            Loker, W. and Hendrik Knipscheer 

                    Problems and potential contributions of on-farm research with livestock.  In Investigación con Pasturas en Fincas. Documento de Trabajo No. 124. CIAT, Cali, Colombia. pp. 75-103. (In Spanish).

 

 

1993            Reátegui, Keneth, W. Gutiérrez and W. Loker

                    Improved pastures on farms in the Peruvian Amazon. In Investigación con Pasturas en

                    Fincas. Documento de Trabajo No. 124. CIAT, Cali, Colombia. pp. 231-251. (In Spanish).

 

1993            Loker, W.

Forage resources and land use on farms in the Pucallpa, Peru region. Pasturas Tropicales Volume 15, No 1: 34-38. (In Spanish).

 

1993            Loker, W.

                    Review of "Moundbuilders of the Amazon" by Anna Curtenius Roosevelt. International Journal of Geoarchaeology.

 

1991            Loker, W., E. Hernandez and J. Rosales

Establishment of pastures in the Humid Tropics: experiences in the Peruvian Amazon.  In Establishment and Renovation of Pastures. Carlos Lascano and Jim Spain, eds. Pp. 321-346. CIAT, Cali, Colombia. (In Spanish).

 

 

 

Publications (cont'd)

 

1990            Loker, W. and Steve Vosti

Some health and environmental aspects of agricultural settlement in the Western Amazon. IFPRI Policy Briefs No 6. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute.

 

1989            Toledo, José, Carlos Seré and William Loker

Pasture-crop technologies for acid soil savannas and rain forests of Tropical America. In Innovations in Resource Management: Proceedings of the Ninth Agriculture Sector Symposium.  L. Richard Meyers, ed. Pp. 247-274. Washington, DC: World Bank. 

 

1989            Loker, W.

Contemporary land use and prehistoric settlement: an ethnoarchaeological approach. In Archaeological Research in the El Cajón Region, Volume I: Prehistoric Cultural Ecology. Kenneth Hirth, et al. ed.  Pp. 135-186. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.

 

1989            Loker, W.

Climate and agriculture in the El Cajón region of Honduras. In Archaeological Research in the El Cajón Region, Volume I:  Prehistoric Cultural Ecology. Kenneth Hirth, et al. ed. Pp. 41-58. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press.

 

1989            Loker, W.

Potential social and economic impact of improved pastures in the Peruvian Amazon. In Pastures Research in the Peruvian Amazon. Proceedings of a national conference held in Pucallpa Peru. Cali, Colombia, CIAT.  (In Spanish)

 

 

1988            Loker, W.

"Weights and Measures" revisited: methodological issues in the estimation of agricultural productivity.  Culture and Agriculture Bulletin, Summer 1988.

 

1987            Loker, W.

Review of "Geophysics in Archeology" International Journal of Geoarchaeology  2:166-167.

 

1985            Loker, W.

Ethnoarcheology: theory and practice in the El Cajón Archeological Project. Yaxkin 8: 83‑88, Tegucigalpa. (In Spanish)

 

1985            Robinson, Kenneth, Scott O'Mack  and W. Loker

Excavations in the principal plaza of the western residential group at Salitron Viejo (PC 1). Yaxkin 8:47-57. (In Spanish)

 

1985            Loker, W. and Cynthia Buhl, eds.

Central America 1985: Basic information and legislative history on U.S.‑ Central American Relations.  Published by the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy and the Commission on U.S.‑Central American Relations.  Washington, D.C.

 

 

Publications (cont'd)

 

1985            Loker, W.

Honduras: U.S. policy options. In Central America 1985: Basic information and legislative history on U.S.‑Central American Relations. Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy/Commission on U.S.‑ Central American Relations.  Washington, D.C.

 

1985            Buchanan, Lt. Col. John and W. Loker

El Salvador: the war and U.S. strategy. In Central America 1985: Basic information and legislative history on U.S.‑Central American Relations.  Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy/Commission on U.S.‑Central American Relations. Washington, D.C.

 

1985            Sheets, P. D., Hartmut Spetzler and W. Loker

Geophysical exploration for ancient Maya housing at Cerén, El Salvador.  In National Geographic Research Reports: 1979 Projects. pp.  645‑656. National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.

 

1983            Loker, W.

                    Recent geophysical exploration at Cerén.  In Archeology and Volcanism in Central

                    America. Payson D. Sheets, editor.  Pp.  254‑274.  University of Texas Press, Austin.

 

1981            Zier, C. J., W. Loker, and D. Fallon

Prehistoric settlement factors in the Medicine Bow area of Wyoming.  The Wyoming Archeologist, September 1981, pp. 86‑112.

 

Technical Reports

 

2002            Loker, W. and Colleen Donovan

                    Resumen de Resultados “Encuesta de Miembros de la Cooperativa <<COAPROCL>>  y

                    otros Caficultores en Sesesmil 1 & 2” realizado 10-12/2001. Final report submitted to

                    cooperative members and development organizations in Copán. 19 pages. 8/2002

 

2001            Loker, W.

Informe final: Proyecto Pro-futuro Copán, sub-proyecto, Herencia pre-hispánica, “Cambio ambiental y uso actual de la tiera en el Valle de Copán. Report submitted to the Centro de Estudios de México y Centroamérica (CEMCA, France). 31 pages. 10/2001

 

2001            Loker, W. and Rebecca Thistlethwaite

No tenemos maiz, pero tenemos esperanzas: informe final para las comunidades Chortí del Valle de Copán. Report submitted to the Consejo Nacional Maya Chortí de Honduras (CONIMCHH). 12 pages. 11/2001.

 

1998            Loker, W.

                    Informe Técnico: Reforestación en la aldea de San José de Montañuelas, Comayagua,                   Honduras. (In Spanish) Report submitted to the Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica,               Honduras and the Interamerican Development Bank.

 

 

Other Professional Activities

 

2006  Chaired a session and presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied

                    Anthropology, Vancouver, Canada, March 29 - April 1, 2006. Session entitled,

                    “Reflections on Latin America, Part 1.”  Paper entitled, “Indigenous On The Verge Of A

                    Major Breakthrough: Chortí Maya Political Activism In Honduras.”

 

2004  Presented a paper, “The resurrection of ejidos in Honduras: context, conflict and communal land

tenure in the age of market triumphalism,” at the XXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Las Vegas, NV,  October 8, 2004.

 

2004  Presented a paper, “El “tabaco global”: La compañía British-American Tobacco en el Valle de

Copán,” at the VIII Seminar on Anthropological Research in Honduras, sponsored by the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, June 25, 2004.

 

2003  Presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New

Orleans, Louisiana, March 5-8, 2003, entitled, “Trying to see the forest and the trees: empirical, methodological and theoretical implications of vegetation change in Central and Western Honduras.”

 

2002  Chaired a session and presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied

                    Anthropology, Atlanta, Georgia, March 6-10, 2002. Session entitled, “Contemporary

                    Change in Agriculture.”  Paper entitled, “Caffeine, Nicotine and Access to Natural

                    Resources in the Copán Valley, Honduras.”

 

2001    Presented a paper and poster (poster jointly with graduate student Matthew Brickley) at the

                    Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Mérida, Mexico, March 30-31,

2001. Paper entitled, “Social and environmental change in a post-global world: a case study from Honduras.” Poster entitled, “The gist of GIS in applied human ecology research.”

 

2000 Chaired a session and presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied

Anthropology, San Francisco, CA, March 26, 2000. Session entitled, “Agriculture, Identity and Development.” Paper entitled, “Theorizing ‘Place’ and its role in applied

                    anthropology.” 

 

1999    Presented a paper, “Sembrando desacuerdos: estratégias estatales de manejo de recursos

naturales en la Zona del Embalse El Cajón,” at the VII Seminar on Anthropological Research in Honduras, sponsored by          the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, July 15, 1999.

 

1999    Presented a paper, “Common Ground or Sowing Discord?: environment and development in the

El Cajón region of Honduras” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Tucson, AZ, April 25, 1999.

 

1998  National Geographic Magazine, consultant on their article analyzing the effects of Hurricane

                    Mitch in Honduras.

 

Other Professional Activities (cont'd)

 

1998  Supervised Society for Applied Anthropology-Environmental Protection Agency internship in

                    Environmental Anthropology awarded to graduate student Frank Lucido, Department of

                    Anthropology, California State University, Chico.

 

1998  Presented a public lecture, “Efectos ecológicos y sociales de la construcción de la represa El

                    Cajón,” at the Presidential House, Tegucigalpa, Honduras at an event organized by the                  Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History, December 3, 1998.

 

1998  Consulted with the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment and staff of the Honduran                Environmental Protection Agency, December 4 and 9, 1998 on results of research in the

                    El Cajón region.

 

1998  Elected as representative of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences to the Academic

                    Senate, California State University, Chico (three year term, 1998-2001).

 

1998  Chaired a session and presented a paper at the Southwestern Anthropological Association                                 Annual Meeting,  April 17, 1998. Session entitled, “Participatory Research.”  Paper                    entitled, “Participatory Methods to study economic and political organization in rural

                    Latin   America.”

 

1997- Carried out fieldwork in the El Cajón region of Honduras on the social and environmental

1999            effects of a major hydroelectric dam and changing social and economic patterns in the                    surrounding area, support provided by California State University, Chico Summer                          Scholars Award, National Geographic Society Committee on Research and Exploration                  Award and Fulbright Award. (Principal ongoing research project.)

 

1996- President, Culture and Agriculture Section, American Anthropological Association.

1998            Member, Section Assembly, American Anthropological Association

                    Member, Committee on External Relations, American Anthropological Association

 

1996  Served as reviewer, National Science Foundation, Division of Social, Behavioral and

1997,1999,  Economic Research.

2000, 2001, 2002, 2006

 

1990- Served as a reviewer of manuscripts for American Anthropologist, Human Organization,

2005            American Ethnologist, Journal of Political Ecology, Interciencia, Agriculture and

                    Human Values, Human Ecology, Journal of Environmental Management.

 

1996- Served as a reviewer for Allyn Bacon, Prentice-Hall, Pine Forge Press, West Publishing

1998, 2000, of new books in anthropology, Latin American studies.

2002

 

1996  Appointed a Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, in recognition of contributions to                the field of applied anthropology.

 

 

Other Professional Activities (cont'd)

 

1996  Organized and chaired a session and presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American

                    Anthropological Association, November 20, 1996.  Session entitled, “Strategies for                                 development of Latin American campesino communities in the emerging global economy:                       anthropological perspective.”  Paper entitled, “Grit in the prosperity machine: meeting the                         needs of Latin America’s rural poor in neoliberal regimes.”

 

1996  Organized and chaired a session and presented a paper at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, March 27, 1996.  Session entitled, "Crisis and response in Latin American Campesino Communities."  Paper titled, "Campesinos and the crisis of modernization in Latin America."

 

1995  Nominations Committee and Executive Board Member of the newly-formed Environment Section of the American Anthropological Association.

 

1995  Chaired a session and presented a paper at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 15, 1995.  Session entitled, "Global Markets and Marketing," paper title, "Looking North: economic dislocation and migration in Latin America."

 

1995  Chaired a session and presented a paper at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, March 30, 1995. Session entitled, "Anthropology and Water Resources," paper title, "Dam development: social and ecological effects of the El Cajón dam in Honduras."

 

1994  Organized and chaired a session and presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, December 4, 1994 in Atlanta, Georgia. Session entitled, "Anthropological Research in Agricultural Development: environment, human rights and ethical issues,"   paper title, "Cowboys, Indians and deforestation: ethical and environmental issues in pastures research in Amazonia."  This panel was an Invited Session of the General Anthropology Division.

 

1994  Carried out field research in the El Cajón region of Honduras on the social and environmental effects of a major hydroelectric project, with a focus on changing agricultural land use practices in the reservoir impact area.

 

1993  Presented a lecture, "Art in the Andes: an anthropological perspective," in a lecture series on Latin American culture organized at California Polytechnic State University, January 1993.

 

1993  Presented a paper, "Where's the Beef: Incorporating cattle into sustainable agroforestry systems               for the Amazon Basin," at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology,                   March 10-14, 1993, San Antonio, Texas.

 

1992  Presented a paper, "Land degradation in the Peruvian Amazon: applying GIS in human ecology research," at the conference, "The Anthropology of Human Behavior through Geographic Information and Analysis," sponsored by the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis and the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara,  January 31-February 2, 1992.

Other Professional Activities (cont'd)

 

1992    Field research in the Peruvian Amazon to evaluate on-farm research with pastures and the

                    potential social and ecological impacts of improved pastures in consultation with CIAT,

                    March 1992.

 

1992- Served as editor of the Culture and Agriculture Group column in the Anthropology Newsletter.  1994                Member of the Executive Board, Culture and Agriculture Group, 1992-1998.

 

 

1991  Presented a paper, "Transferring Maya Resource Management Techniques: the Amazonian case," at the conference on "Ancient Maya Agriculture and Biological Resource Management," August 22-24, 1991 at the University of California, Riverside.

 

 

1991  Participated in the Second International Teleconference on Natural Resource Management in the Americas on the topic, "The Role of Indigenous Peoples in the Future of Sustainable Development" sponsored by the California Polytechnic State University which included live satellite hook-ups with commentators including Brent Berlin, Darrell Posey and representatives of indigenous groups.  

 

1991  Presented a paper, "Population, agriculture and land degradation in the Peruvian Amazon," at the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association in Washington, D.C. April 6, 1991.

 

1991  Consultancy with IFPRI for internal review of their efforts to incorporate ecological concerns in international agricultural policy research, April 1991.

 

1991  Presented a paper, "Agricultural ecology and land degradation in Amazonia: an anthropological approach," at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Charleston, S.C. March 16, 1991.

 

1990    Consultancy with CIAT and IFPRI to prepare a document  outlining research priorities and

                    strategies for  agroecological research in the Latin American humid tropics.

 

1990  Participated in the First International Teleconference on  Natural Resource Management in the Americas on the topic  "Tropical Rain Forest Management in the Americas: sharing the responsibility," sponsored by the California Polytechnic State University and several national donors and which included live satellite hook-ups with commentators in  California, Washington, DC and San José, Costa Rica.

 

1990  Participated in a workshop, "Environment and Development in Latin America," sponsored by the School of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley organized under  the supervision of Dr. Miguel Altieri, October 16, 1990.   I made a presentation on "The Applications of Geographic   Information Systems in Natural Resource Conservation."

 

1990  Participated in the External Program Review of IFPRI's research on ecological concerns and agricultural policy research.  Led discussion with a team of prominent international agricultural researchers at CIAT headquarters in Cali, Colombia in April 1990.

 

Other Professional Activities (cont'd)

 

1989  Organized and led an international conference, "Rural Development in the Peruvian Amazon: Ecology, Economics and Technological Issues" co-sponsored by CIAT and IFPRI and held in Lima, Peru, November 23-27, 1989.

 

 

1989  Presented a paper, "Why the cattle are eating the forest: farmer adaptive strategies and resource degradation in the Peruvian Amazon," at the American Anthropological Association Annual meetings. November 15, 1989. Washington,   D.C.

 

1988  Presented a paper, "'Sustainability' and tropical pastures research: a case study of the impact of public policy debates on international agricultural research," at the international conference on "Farmers and Food Systems" sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Centro Internacional de la Papa, Lima, Peru, September 1988.

 

1986  Presented a paper, "Agricultural resources and prehistoric settlement pattern in the El Cajón region of Honduras," at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, December 3, 1986, Philadelphia, PA.

 

1981  Presented a paper, "Underground site-seeing: geophysical  techniques for the detection of buried sites," American Anthropological Association Meetings, December 5, 1982, Denver, CO.

 

Membership in Professional Organizations

 

American Anthropological Association:

          Culture and Agriculture Section, National Association of Practicing Anthropologists,

          Council for General Anthropology, Anthropology and the Environment

 

Society for Applied Anthropology (Fellow)

 

Latin American Studies Association