I have researched Gobi herders’ perspectives on risk management for dzud through participant-observation and interviews. I have also undertaken a broader analysis of the politics of risk and responsibility in Mongolia, comparing discourses of responsibility (especially related to dzud) in socialist-era texts vs. modern media. One goal for the future is to take or send undergraduate students from my current (small, liberal arts) institution to Mongolia for study, cultural exchange, or possibly research. I also want to bring Mongolian students to study at my institution as well, but I haven’t figured out how to overcome the financial challenge.
POSITIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
- PhD from University of Arizona, 2014
- ACMS Fellow and Fulbright-Hays Fellow in Mongolia, 2010-2011
- Peace Corps in Mongolia, 2004-2006
- Climate Change