PHILIP D. YOUNG
Department of Anthropology
1218 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
Ph: (541) 346-5117
Fax: (541) 346-0668
1998-Present: Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene.
1981-1998: Professor of Anthropology, University of Oregon, Eugene.
1992-1995: Director, International Studies Program, University of Oregon. Duties: Manage and administer program with 4 full-time faculty, 50 graduate students, and 90 undergraduate majors; teach 5 to 6 courses per year; serve on numerous area studies committees.
1991-1992: Human and Natural Resources Specialist, Agriculture and Resource Management Group, Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), Bethesda, MD. Position held from December 1991 through July 1992. Approximately half-time on ETS/CDIE desk study assessment of A.I.D. programs and projects in envrionmental and natural resource management. Voluntarily resigned to resume duties at the University of Oregon.
Dec 1991: Team Leader for the Mid-Term Evaluation of the USAID/Nepal Institute of Forestry Project.
1989-1991: Senior Program Manager, Development Strategies for Fragile Lands (DESFIL) in Latin America and the Caribbean (an A.I.D. centrally funded project contracted to DAI). Duties: Coordination of all core and buy-in project activities, supervision of professional and administrative staff who have worked in eleven Latin America & Caribbean countries, close collaboration and coordination of activities with A. I. D. project officers in S&T and LAC as well as project officers of field mission buy-ins; management oversight of a complex array of lines of service that include DESFIL core research activities, collaboration with other S&T and LAC bureau projects, field mission buy-in activities, publication of technical reports and a quarterly newsletter; directly responsible for supervision of core staff, preparation of all administrative and budgetary reports, and liaison with project subcontractors; identification and prioritization of projects tasks and organization of staff and resources to accomplish tasks in a timely fashion; preparation of funding proposals; research, writing, editing, and advising on technical reports; organizing meetings; staff selection, supervision, and evaluation; and various aspects of project policy and strategy.
1985-1989: Chairman, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon Duties: Manage operations of department of 11 full-time and 2-3 part-time faculty, 90 graduate students, 115 undergraduate majors; teach 3 courses per year; conduct research and publish results.
1981-1982: Curriculum Development Specialist and Technical Adviser for Southern Manpower Development Project (SMDP) in the southern region of the Sudan, a USAID funded project contracted to Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI), Washington, D. C. Duties: Provide technical advice to the Yambio Institute of Agriculture (YIA) faculty on curriculum development and revision and methods to improve educational management and administrative practices; coordinate SMDP activities in Yambio District; work closely with Assistant Commissioner for Agriculture of Western Equatoria Province; prepare periodic reports of progress and a final assessment and recommendations.
1980: Consultant for Interamerican Development Institute (IDI) and Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje (INA) of Costa Rica on educational development needs of native peoples. Duties: Design survey questionnaire for administration to native peoples, tabulate and analyze results, prepare interpretive technical report; provide advice to INA on project design; participate in discussions with A.I.D./Costa Rica on feasibility and financing of project.
1980-1989: Coordinator of Latin American Studies for International Studies Program, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon.
1976-1978: Project Director/Chief of Party for Plan Guaymí, a non-formal education and community development project for the Guaymí Indians of Panama, funded by USAID and contracted to the Interamerican Development Institute (IDI) of Washington, DC. Duties: Responsible for operation of project, management and supervision of 10 member office staff and 7 member field instructional staff; coordination of project activities with the Ministry of Education of Panama; reporting, documentation, and evaluation of project activities; project liaison with other Panamanian government ministries and agencies; work closely with USAID/Panama special Projects Officer; provide advice and expertise when requested on other USAID/Panama projects and contribute to design process on planned projects.
1971: Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology, California State University at Los Angeles (Summer)
1969 & 1970: Director, University of Oregon-Washington State University-Catholic University of America Summer Field School in Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics, Ixmiquilpan, Mexquital Valley, Mexico (summers).
1966-pres: Assistant Professor (1966-1971), Associate
Professor (1971-1981), Professor (1981-1998), and Professor Emeritus
(1998-present) University of Oregon, Eugene.
List of my publications and papers about
Ngöbe (Guaymí) Culture & Language
PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
Books and edited volumes (* = peer reviewed)
n. d.  Latin American Cultures: An Anthropological
Perspective [tentative title]. Complete draft under revision.
2005 Smith, Sheldon and Philip Young. Cultural Anthropology: Examining a
Changing World [Revised version of Smith and Young 1998]
National Social Science Press (on-line publishing):
*1998 Smith, Sheldon and Philip Young. Cultural Anthropology: Understanding a World in Transition. 518pp. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
1993 Etdebali: Un Viaje al Corazón del Pueblo Ngóbe. [Etdebali: A Journey to the Heart of the Ngóbe people] Serie "Nuestro Modo de Ser," Colección "Mundo Ngóbe." Panama: Acción Cultural Ngóbe (ACUN), Comarca Ngóbe-Buglé
1976 Young, Philip and James Howe, eds. Ritual and Symbol in Native Central America. University of Oregon Anthropological Papers, No. 9. Eugene: University of Oregon
*1971 Ngawbe: Tradition and Change Among the Western Guaymi of Panama. Illinois Studies in Anthropology No. 7. Urbana: U. of Illinois Press.
*1968 The Ngawbe: An Analysis of the Economy and Social Structure of the Western Guaymi of Panama. Doctoral Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International.
Articles in Journals and Chapters in Books (* = peer reviewed)
Anthropology from Within the Academy: Combining Careers. In Carla
Guerrón-Montero, Vol. ed., Careers
in Applied Anthropology in the 21st Century: Perspectives from
Academics and Practicioners, pp. 56-69. NAPA Bulletin 29, Gen.
eds. Satish Kedia and Tim Wallace. National Association for the
Practice of Anthropology
2002 Cooperation and interpersonal manipulation in the society of intimates (with T. Givón). In Masayoshi Shibatani, ed., The Grammar of Causation and Interpersonal Manipulation, pp. 23-56. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
*2001 The Ngóbe of Western Panama (with John R. Bort). In Susan C. Stonich, ed., Endangered Peoples of Latin America, pp. 121-136. Endangered Peoples of the World Series, Barbara Rose Johnston, series editor. Westport, CT: The Greenwood Press.
*1999 Ngóbe Adaptive Responses to Globalization in Panama (with John R. Bort). In William Loker, ed., Globalization and the Rural Poor in Latin America. Boulder, CO: Lynne Reiner Publishers, pp. 111-136.
1995 "Bugle." Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. 8, pp. 31-34. Boston: G. K. Hall.
1995 "Ngawbe" (with John R. Bort). Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Vol. 8, pp. 194-199. Boston: G. K. Hall.
*1992 Anthropology and International Development in the Late Twentieth Century (with Geraldine Moreno-Black). In D. Lieberman & M. Gurtov, eds., Revealing the World: An Interdisciplinary Reader for International Studies, Chapter 4 (pp 53-91). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.
1992 Integrated Fragile Lands Management. Developing Alternatives2(1):8-13.
1990 "The puzzle of Ngóbére auxiliaries: Grammatical reconstruction in Chibchan and Misumalpan" (with T. Givón). In W. Croft, K. Denning, & S. Kemmer, eds., Studies in Typology and Diachrony for Joseph H. Greenberg, pp. 209-243.
1986 Ngawbere Numeral Classifiers. In S. DeLancey and R. Tomlin, eds., Proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting of the Pacific Linguistics Conference, pp. 489-502.
*1985 Economic and Political Adaptations to National Development Among the Guaymí (with J. R. Bort) Anthropological Quarterly 58(1):1-12.
1985 Guaymí Socionatural Adaptations. In W. G.
D'Arcy & Mireya D. Correa A., eds., The Botany and Natural
History of Panama: La Botánica e Historia Natural de
Panamá, pp. 357-65. St Louis: Missouri Botanical
1983 El Matrimonio
Tradicional Guaymí. Revista
Lotería No. 324-325.
*1982 New Roles for Males in Guaymi Society (with J. R. Bort). In C. & F. Loveland, eds., Sex Roles and Social Change in Native Lower Central American Societies. Urbana: U. of Illinois Press.
1980 Introduction (pp. 4-6) in E. S. Alphonse Reid, Grammatica Guaymi. Panama: Talleres Dialogo.
1980 Notes on Guaymi Traditional Culture. In O. F. Linares and A. J. Ranere, eds., Adaptive Radiations in Prehistoric Panama. Peabody Museum Monographs, No. 5, pp. 224-232.
1980 Marañon: A Report of Ethnographic Research Among the Bocas Guaymi. In O. F. Linares and A. J. Ranere, eds., Adaptive Radiations in Prehistoric Panama. Peabody Museum Monographs, No. 5, pp. 491-498.
1980 Disparity in Development: Four Views (editorial). Practicing Anthropology, 2(5/6): 2 & 23.
1980 Plan Guaymi: Perceptual Divergences. Practicing Anthropology2(5/6):7-8 & 20.
*1979 Mesoamerican Community Studies: The Past Decade (with E. J. Chambers). in B. J. Siegel, ed., Annual Review of Anthropology 8:45-69.
1979 Comment on R. C. Spielman, et al., The Evolutionary Relationships of Two Populations: A Study of the Guaymi and the Yanomama. Current Anthropology 20(2):386-7.
1979 The Politicization of the Guaymi (with J. R. Bort). Journal of the Steward Anthropological Society 11(1):73-110.
1978 La Trayectoria de una Religión: El Movimiento de Mama Chi entre los Guaymíes y sus Consecuencias Sociales. La Antigua 11:45-75. Panama: Universidad Santa María La Antigua
1978 Los Rituales Guaymíes: Perspectivas Simbólicos y Culturales. Revista Patrimonio Histórico 2(1):7-38. Panama: Instituto Nacional de Cultura, Dirección Nacional del Patrimonio Histórico.
1977 Etebali: La Relación de Hermandad Ritual entre los Guaymíes (with J. R. Bort). Translated from the English by O. Serritella and P. D. Young. Technical Note. Panama: Inter-American Literacy Foundation.
1977 Brief Notes on the Guaymi. Technical Note. Washington, DC: Inter-American Literacy Foundation.
1976 The Expression of Harmony and Discord in a Guaymi Ritual: The Symbolic Meaning of Some Aspects of the Balseria. In M. Helms and F. Loveland, eds., Frontier Adaptations in Lower Central America, pp. 37-53. Philadelphia: Institute for the Study of Human Issues, Inc.
1976 Edabali: The Ritual Sibling Relationship among the Western Guaymi (with J. R. Bort). In P. D. Young and J. Howe, eds., Ritual and Symbol in Native Central America, pp. 77-90. University of Oregon Anthropological Papers, No. 9. Eugene: University of Oregon Press.
1975 Guaymi Nativism: Its Rise and Demise. Proceedings of the XLI International Congress of Americanists, Vol. 3, pp. 93-101. Mexico, D.F.
*1970 A Structural Model of Ngawbe Marriage. Ethnology9(1):85-95.
*1970 Notes on the Ethnohistorical Evidence for Structural Continuity in Guaymi Society. Ethnohistory 17(1/2):11-29.
1965 Nota Sobre Afinidades Lingüísticas entre Bogotá y Guaymí Sabanero. Hombre y Cultura 1(4):20-26. Panama.
*1964 Colonization as a Research Frontier: The Ecuadorian Case (with J. B. Casagrande & S. I. Thompson). In R. A. Manners, ed., Process and Pattern in Culture: Essays in Honor of Julian H. Steward, pp. 281-326. Chicago: Aldine Press.
1961 Evidence for an Archaic Tradition in the Chicago Area. Illinois Archaeological Survey Bulletin No. 3:7-13.
1961 Two Early Burial Sites in Lake County (with D. J. Wenner and E. A. Bluhm). Illinois Archaeological Survey Bulletin No. 3:21-29.
1960 The Preliminary Survey in the Archaeological Highway Salvage Program in Illinois. Illinois Highway Engineer 12:10-13.
1960 The Frederick Site - Sc-11. Illinois Archaeological Survey Bulletin No. 2:71-81.
1998 Review of A Place in the Rain Forest: Settling the Costa Rican Frontier, by Darryl Cole-Christensen. Austin: University of Texas Press. 1997. 243 pp. The Journal of Political Ecology 5:34-37
1993 Facets of Ethnography: Practice, Theory, and Fiction. Reviews in Anthropology 22:115-125.
1988 Review of The Kuna Gathering: Contemporary Village Politics in Panama by James Howe. American Political Science Review 82(1):317-319.
1987 Review of Getting Ahead Collectively: Grassroots Experiences in Latin America by Albert O. Hirschman. SLAA Newsletter 3:10-11.
1980 Review of Scarcity and Survival in Central America by William Durham, American Anthropologist 82(4):952-3.
1977 Review of Latin American Development: A Geographical Perspective by Alan Gilbert, American Anthropologist 79(1):152-3.
1971 Review of Social and Cultural Change by Bryce Ryan, Human Organization 30(1);104-6.
OTHER FORMAL DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS
2008 Report of visit to Ngöbe communities in the vicinity of
proposed Chan 75 hydroelectric dam on the Rio Changuinola, Province of
Bocas del Toro, Republic of Panama. Prepared for Cultural Survival,
Inc. and Alianza para la Conservación y el Desarrollo.
2008 Negociando con los
Ngöbe: Consideraciones Culturales. Informe Suplementario. (Also
available in English) Prepared as an Addendum to the CS/ACD petition on
behalf of the Ngöbe requesting precautionary measures submitted to the
Inter-American Council on Human Rights.
2002 Report: "Evaluation of FIPSE-funded Oregon State University (OSU) International Environmental Sciences Program (IESP) Semester at Guyamas Campus." (Official Project Title: US-ED Learning a Second Culture)
1991 "Nepal Institute of Forestry Project, Project No.
367-0154, Midterm Evaluation." (with Richard English, Don Gilmour, and
Keshar Bajracharya). Bethesda, MD: Development Alternatives, Inc.
1991 "Final Report on the
Ecuador Forestry Sector Development Project." (with J. Orellana and M.
Hanrahan). Bethesda, MD: Development Alternatives, Inc.
1991 "Fragile Lands Management in Latin America: The Nature of the Problem," Chapter 1 of the DESFIL Synthesis Report.
1991 "Conceptual Frameworks, Sustainable Development, and the Management of Fragile Lands," Chapter 2 of the DESFIL Synthesis Report.
1991 "Resource Stewardship at the Local Level" (with David Gow), Chapter 5 of the DESFIL Synthesis Report.
1991 "Looking to the Future: Fragile Lands Management in the 1990s and Beyond," Chapter 12 of the DESFIL Synthesis Report.
1991 Editor, Fragile Lands Management in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Synthesis. Bethesda, MD: DESFIL/Development Alternatives Inc.
1991 "Sustainable Development: A Commentary." DESFIL Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 4.
1991 "Forestry Sector Development Project in Ecuador." DESFIL Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 3.
1991 "Fragile Lands Synthesis Report." DESFIL Newsletter Vol. 4, No. 3.
1991 Review of J. F. Hicks, et al. 1990, Ecuador's Amazon Region: Development Issues and Options. World Bank Discussion Papers, No. 75. DESFIL Newsletter.
1991 Review of M. E. Colby 1990, Environmental Management in Development: The Evolution of Paradigms. World Bank Discussion Paper, No. 80. DESFIL Newsletter.
1991 DESFIL Progress Report #8. DAI.
1990 DESFIL Workplan for FY 1991. DAI.
1990 DESFIL Progress Report #7. DAI.
1990 Review of J. O. Browder, ed., Fragile Lands of Latin America: Strategies for Sustainable Development. Westview Press, 1989. DESFIL Newsletter, Vol. 3, No. 3.
1989 DESFIL Progress Report #6. DAI.
1984 Instruction manual for managing Oregon Museum of Natural History membership database using Perfect Filer.
1984 Instruction manual for placing Department of Anthropology library order requests using Perfect Filer.
1983 Open letter to Ricardo de la Espriella, President of the Republic of Panama, regarding the territorial and human rights of the Guaymi. Published in Pasos en la Lucha: Documentos de la Lucha Guaymí desde el Congreso de Soloy de 1980 hasta Alto de Jesus 1983.
1982 A Survey of Neighborhood Associations in the City of Eugene (with P. Claeyssens, A. Novotny, and G. Stephenson). Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon.
1982 Final Report on Southern Manpower Development Project (SMDP) activities at Yambio, Southern Sudan (submitted to Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Southern Regional Government, Republic of the Sudan, and DAI).
1980 Necesidades de Formación Profesional de los Indígenas Costarricenses: Informe de Factibilidad a Base de una Encuesta. [Professional Development Needs of the Indians of Costa Rica: A Feasibility Study Based on a Questionnaire Survey.] 148 pp. Prepared for the National Institute of Learning of Costa Rica and the Inter-American Development Institute of Washington, D.C. Work funded by USAID/Costa Rica
1979 Actitudes y Deseos de los Indígenas Costarricenses (ADICOR), a survey questionnaire (in Spanish) prepared for the National Institute of Learning of Costa Rica and the Interamerican Development Institute of Washington, DC.
1978 Plan Guaymi. An audio-visual presentation prepared by IDI with text by P. D. Young and M. Fanning, design by O. Serritella, production by O. Serritella and N. Harding, and narration by P. Young and N. Harding.
1978 A Report on the Evaluation Activities of Plan Guaymi (with M. Fanning), submitted by IDI to USAID.
1978 Cursos de Alfabetizacion de Adultos en el Area de los Indios Guaymíes: Resultados de una Encuesta, Report submitted by IDI to the Department of Adult Education, Ministry of Education of Panama
1978 Adult Literacy Courses in the Guaymi Indian Area: Results of a Survey, Report submitted by IDI to USAID.
1978 Plan Guaymi Quarterly Progress Report for the period April through June, 1978 (final, with M. Fanning), submitted by IDI to USAID.
1978 Plan Guaymi Quarterly Progress Report for the period January through March, 1978 (with M. Fanning), submitted by IDI to USAID.
1977 Informe Técnico sobre la Evaluación Hecha por los Participantes Guaymíes del Segundo Seminario del Programa de Capacitación para la Población Guaymí. Ministerio de Educación, Panama. (with E. Davis)
1977 Resultados de la Aplicación de Tres Situaciones de Simulación. Ministerio de Educación, Panama. (with E. Davis)
1976-8 Numerous reports on Plan Guaymí submitted to the Interamerican Development Institute and A.I.D.
PARTICIPATION IN PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES (since
Power and Indigenous Rights in Panama: The Ngöbe Case. Paper presented
in the session "Social
Justice and Human Rights Activism in Latin America" at the 69th Annual
Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, NM, March
Anthropology from Within the Academy: Combining Careers. Paper
presented in the panel session "Preparing Anthropologists for the 21st
Century, Part I," at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied
Anthropology, Memphis TN, March 25-29.
2007 "Tourism in Panama." (with Carla Guerrón-Montero).
Paper presented in the panel session "Tourism's Role in Global
Insecurities and Solutions: Moving Beyond the Hosts and Guests
Framework. Part I., at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Society for
Applied Anthropology, Tampa, Florida, March 28-31.
2005 "Tourism in Panama Then and Now." (with Carla
Guerrón-Montero). Paper presented in the panel session "Heritage and
Environmental Issues: Challenges and Resolutions" at the 65th Annual
Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Santa Fe, New Mexico,
2004 "A New Era or
More of the Same for the Ngöbe-Buglé" (with John R.
Bort). Paper presented in the panel session "Inclusive
Democracy-Building in Multicultural States: Cases from Panama" at the
XXV International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association,
Las Vegas, Nevada, October 7-9, 2004.
Peoples, Environment, and Development in Panama: Laws, Policies and
Realities" (with Stefanie Wickstrom). Paper presented at session
"Globalization, Collaboration and Social Impact: Bridging the Gaps,"
Annual Meeting, Society for Applied Anthropology, Portland, Oregon,
2002 Panelist & Counselor. Careers in Applied Anthropology: Panel and Individual Counseling Workshop. Annual Meeting, Society for Applied Anthropology, Atlanta, Georgia, March.
2001 Interviewer. Careers in Applied Anthropology: Simulated Job Interviews. Annual Meeting, Society for Applied Anthropology, Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico. April.
2000 "Indigenous Practices, Environmental Law, and Economic Development in Panama: Is Sustainability Possible?" (with Stefanie Wickstrom). Paper presented at the session "Indigenes, Indigenists, Environmentalists, and Human Rights: Compatibilities and Incompatibilities, Environmental and Advocacy Anthropology" (Invited session co-sponsored by the AAA Anthropology and Environment Section and the Committee for Human Rights). 99th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November, 2000, San Francisco, CA.
2000 "Cooperation and manipulation in the society of intimates" (with Tom Givón). Paper presented at the Symposium on Causatives and Interpersonal Manipulation, Rice University, Houston, TX, April 7-9.
1999 "Planning Conservation-Oriented Heritage Tourism in Panama." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Tucson, AZ, April 20-25.
1998 Invited participant in conference and accompanying symposia, Tourism, Conservation, and Research, held in Panama City, Republic of Panama, Dec. 1-4. Co-sponsored by American Association for the Advancement of Science, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and Instituto Panameño de Turismo. Co-chair of symposium 1: "Engaging Experience-Management with Natural and Cultural Resource Management."
1998 "Implications of the New Ngóbe Comarca in Western Panama." (with John R. Bort) Paper presented at the Southeastern Council on Latin American Studies in Savannah, Georgia.
1997 "Evolving Political Structures and the Ngóbe-Buglé Comarca of Western Panama." (with John R. Bort) Paper presented at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November 19-23, 1997, Washington, DC.
1997 Panelist for workshop entitled "Applied Anthropology Outside the Academy." Annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA), Seattle, WA, March, 1997.
1996 "Social Movements and Societal Restructuring in a Culture of the Periphery: The Ngöbe of Panama from 1960 to the Present. Paper presented at the International Studies Association-West Regional Conference, Eugene, OR, October.
1996 "Ngóbe Agroecological Crisis and Response: Cultural Survival in a Changing World." (with John R. Bort) Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, MD.
1994 "Trust and Cooperation in the Society of Intimates." (with Tom Givón) Paper presented at Conference on Trust, sponsored by University of Oregon Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, November 4-5, 1994.
1991 Co-Organizer (with D. V. Johnson) of The Humid Tropical Lowlands Conference: Development Strategies and Natural Resource Management, sponsored by the Development Strategies for Fragile Lands (DESFIL) Project. Panama City, Panama, June 17-21. Introduced keynote speaker and other dignitaries; gave closing remarks.
1991 A.I.D. ENE Bureau Conference on Agriculture and Environment Strategy, Annapolis, MD. Served as recorder and reporter for two group sessions.
1990 A.I.D. S&T Bureau Cooperators Conference. Gave the presentation for DESFIL.
1988 Ngóbére Auxiliaries, paper presented at the 87th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association.
1987 From Ergative to Active in Guaymí, paper presented at the 86th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
1987 Ergativity in Ngawbere, paper presented at the 3rd annual meeting of the Pacific Linguistics Conference, Eugene, Oregon.
1986 Ngawbere Numeral Classifiers, paper presented at the 85th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1986 Co-Organizer and Chair of AAA session "Aspects of Chibchan Languages: Misumolpan and Chibchan Groups," 85th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
1986 Ngawbere Numeral Classifiers, paper presented at the 2nd annual meeting of the Pacific Linguistics Conference, Eugene, Oregon.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (from 1985 to present)
1995 Spent two weeks at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños, Philippines as a paid consultant, lecturing on environmental issues and indigenous knowledge, and providing an intensive workshop on qualitative field research methods in the social sciences.
1995 Spent one week in Hanoi, Vietnam working with faculty and administrators at the National University of Vietnam and the Foreign Language Institute in connection with the University of Oregon - Vietnam Sister University Project.
1991 Served as a member of a three person panel to present views on Anthropology and the Environment at a meeting of the Washington Association of Practicing Anthropologists (WAPA).
1991 Presented a half day workshop on environmental and natural resource management from the human perspective (in Spanish) to a group of 50 Latin American labor leaders at the American Institute for Free Labor Development (AIFLD).
1991 Gave a presentation on environmental policy and problems in Honduras to representatives of the U. S. Corps of Engineers at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI).
1991 Gave a luncheon talk on sociocultural change among the Guaymi of Panama to project researchers at National Cancer Institute, in connection with the Gorgas Laboratory of Panama research project on HTLV II virus in the Guaymi population.
1985 A.I.D. to Latin America: Motives and Consequences, talk presented at a University of Oregon Convocation Day Panel "The United States and the Third World: The Larger View."
COURSES TAUGHT RELATED TO ENVIRONMENTAL, ETHNIC, AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIESNative Peoples of Mexico and Central America*
Mesoamerican Community Studies *
Latin American Community Cultures*
These two courses examine the advantages and limitations of the community study approach to data gathering and use case studies to examine issues of culture change and adaptation under the impact of modernizing influences.
Anthropology of Rural Latin America*
This course focuses on peasant cultures and examines such topics as cultural diversity, the importance of kinship, aspects of world view, folk religion, folk beliefs about illness, race and ethnicity, and studies of culture change.
Traditional Cultures and Modern Change
This course is worldwide in coverage. It is designed to give students some understanding of the structure of tribal cultures, to examine the factors and processes of culture change among tribal peoples, and to discuss strategies and philosophies of development and their impact on tribal cultures.
International Development: Anthropological Perspectives*
This course is intended to familiarize the student with anthropological, economic and political science literature on third world development, examine the roles anthropologists can play in international development, examine the utility of anthropological concepts, methods, and knowledge in solving problems that confront developing nations, and improve the student's ability to think critically.
The Anthropology of Development (Graduate seminar)
This course examines the processes of international development, as well as the theories and methods associated with it, from a people-and-culture viewpoint. Such themes as resource management, top-down and bottom-up development, and conservation versus development are examined in terms of impact and consequences for people in communities.
This course critically examines theories of culture change (and stability) in relation to case studies of change. Adaptive strategies and socionatural systems analysis are the perspectives favored.
Cultural Ecology (Graduate Seminar)
This course critically examines issues of ecological adaptation and questions of sustainability of different forms of resource management. The emphasis is on cultural rather than biological adaptation. Consideration is given to the influence of perceptions of the nature of the human culture-natural world relationships in both small-scale traditional societies and complex modern societies.
OTHER ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES TAUGHT
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Peoples of the World
Society and Culture
Kinship and Social Structure
Culture and Personality
Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology*
Cultural Anthropology Field School
COURSES TAUGHT IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
INTL 650: International Research Methods (co-taught
INTL 655: Introductory Proseminar for entering graduate students
INTL 656: Research and Writing
INTL 657: Ethics in International Research
* These courses also carried graduate credit.
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