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Diane Austin
Research Anthropologist, Professor and Director of the School of Anthropology
TEL: 520-626-3879
Office: Haury Anthropology Building, Room 210F

Dr. Diane Austin’s work examines the impacts of the offshore oil and gas industry in communities along the Gulf of Mexico; addresses environmental issues along the Arizona-Sonora border, and involves Southern Paiute cultural resource and environmental monitoring and...
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Mamadou Baro
Associate Research Anthropologist
TEL: 520-621-2624
Office: Haury 316B & Geronimo 308

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Luis Barros

Luis Barros is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. He holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies, also from the University of Arizona, and his Master Thesis focused on Brazilian fishing cooperatives linked to the Tilapia value-chain. His current...
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Brandi Bethke
Graduate Research Assistant
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Katherine Brooks

Katherine Brooks specializes in American Indian ethnography and material culture and is currently working as a a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for BARA under the direction of Dr. Richard Stoffle. Dr. Brooks has been working with American Indian communities for the past eight years, on...
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Kevin Bulletts
Research Aide
TEL: (520)626-3898
Office: Geronimo 350-B
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Leila Castro

Leila began working with BARA as a student intern in the fall of 2016. As an intern she worked on various projects with community partners in Tucson, AZ and Nogales, Son., Mex. In May 2018, Leila graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and a B.A. in Global...
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Timothy Finan
Research Anthropologist
TEL: 520-621-6972
Office: Geronimo 300

I was born in Bad Axe, Michigan, and raised in Port Austin, a small town of friendly bean farmers situated on the shores of Lake Huron. I studied...
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James Greenberg
Research Anthropologist
TEL: 520-621-6316
Office: Geronimo 324

Dr. Greenberg's areas of expertise lie in political ecology, natural resource anthropology, economic anthropology, globalization, law and development, violence, urban anthropology, migration, household livelihoods,...
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Amanda Hilton
Research Scientist
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François Lanoë
Assistant Research Professor, Career Track
Office: Haury 316

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Lumi Mandache

Luminita-Anda Mandache is a PhD student in socio-cultural and applied anthropology. Lumi earned her M.A. degree in Anthropology in 2011from the University of Louvain, located in Belgium. This stimulated her curiosity for topics related to economic and development anthropology. During her five...
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Ben McMahan
Assistant Research Scientist
TEL: 5206262283
Office: ENR2 N509
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Lauren Penney
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Lauren is a medical anthropologist, currently working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for BARA. For the past 10 years, she has worked, in many different capacities, on five projects for Drs. Austin and McGuire studying the history and impacts of the offshore oil and gas industry in the...
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Rayshma Pereira
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Evelyn Pickering

Evelyn Pickering has been a part of BARA since the spring of 2012 and is currently a Research Specialist. As a member of Dr. Richard Stoffle's ethnographic research team, she has participated in multiple studies with American Indian tribes in the Midwest and Southwest regions. Most of these...
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Malavika Ramamurthy
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Megan Sheehan
Research Staff

Megan is an anthropology graduate student at the University of Arizona, and is currently writing up her dissertation research on labor migration to Chile. As a research assistant working Dr. Diane Austin, Megan works on three BARA initiatives. megan assists in the coordination of the BARA...
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Richard Stoffle
Research Anthropologist
TEL: 520-621-2462
Office: Haury 319

As an applied cultural anthropologist I have spent my professional career trying to understand human problems and provide systematic research findings that may be used to reduce these problems. For the past four decades my applied research has contributed to Social Impact...
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Kathleen Van Vlack
Postdoctoral Research Associate
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Marcela Vásquez-León
Associate Research Anthropologist
TEL: 520-626-3331
Office: Harvill 345 & Geronimo 332

Marcela was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. She has an interdisciplinary background, with a Ph.D. in Anthropology and an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Arizona. Currently, she has a joint appointment at BARA and the...
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Niki vonHedemann

Niki is a PhD student in the School of Geography and Development and a Research Assistant for BARA. Her dissertation work focuses on the social and ecological impacts of payments for ecosystem services programs that aim to incentivize forest conservation in Guatemala. As a research assistant for...
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Maria Nieves Zedeño
Chair of Administrative Affairs, Research Anthropologist
TEL: 520-621-9607
Office: Haury 318

I am a North American archaeologist, who, upon joining the Native American Cultural Resource Revitalization Program at BARA in 1994, saw an opportunity to apply my archaeological...
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