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Global Development and Sustainability

Global development and sustainability are keywords that have defined — and continue to define — important areas of scholarship and practice in anthropology. This research and teaching cluster brings together faculty members from different theoretical, topical, and regional specializations around common concerns of inequality, poverty, gender inequity, political marginalization, food insecurity, and/or environmental/climate variability and change. 

Current topics in this theme include sustainable food systems, governance and development, land rights, globalization, conflict and conflict resolution, and the effects of neoliberal policies, as well as the intersection among two or more of these. 

Faculty and students with interests in this cluster can draw on several resources on campus, including the Masters in Development Practice (MDP), Global Development Studies Program, African American Studies, Global Health Institute (GHI), Institute for Developing Nations (IDN), Halle Institute, and several area studies programs such as the Institute of African Studies (IAS) and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program.

Sa'ed Atshan Headshot
Sa'ed Atshan
Associate Professor
Anthropology 218A
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Bayo Holsey
Associate Professor
Anthropology 211
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Bruce Knauft
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
213 Anthropology
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Peter Little
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor
219 Anthropology
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Kristin Phillips
Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor
218D Anthropology
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Debra Spitulnik Vidali
Director of Undergraduate Research and Associate Professor
209 Anthropology