Brown Bag Seminar: (STAFF ONLY) "Native" and "Traditional" Foods in the Bolivian Andes: Food Culture and Identity in Plurinational Bolivia // Understanding and Measuring Resilience in Developing Countries

By Alder Keleman Saxena and Alark Saxena

2017.02.28 | Nynne Visbo-Bomose

Date Wed 22 Mar
Time 11:00 12:00
Location Building 4206 Room 117 (aud. 1), Campus Moesgaard

Alder Keleman Saxena is an environmental anthropologist whose research explores the relationships linking agricultural biodiversity to food culture and nutritional health in the Bolivian Andes. In her research, she uses a mixed-methods, biocultural approach, which combines ethnography, ethnobotany, and public health nutrition. Alder recently defended her dissertation in the combined degree program between the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, the Yale Department of Anthropology, and the New York Botanical Garden. Prior to her PhD, Alder worked in applied agricultural development research, focusing on the impacts of policy, technology development, and economic change on the diversity of maize landraces in Mexico.

Talk Title: "Native" and "Traditional" Foods in the Bolivian Andes: Food Culture and Identity in Plurinational Bolivia

Alark Saxena is a social ecologist interested in issues of sustainability, global change, and natural resource management. His research encompasses forest landscape modeling; assessments of linkages among rural livelihoods, vulnerability and socio-ecological resilience; international climate negotiations; and eco-tourism. Currently, he is involved in research projects in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Turkey, and the Caribbean. Alark holds a PhD and an MESc from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Forest Management.

Talk Title: Understanding and Measuring Resilience in Developing Countries

Antropologi