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    Sarah Whitaker

    Postdoctoral Fellow

    Biography

    Sarah Whitaker is a biocultural anthropologist who studies how social and ecological systems interact to shape human and animal well-being under conditions of climate and environmental change. Her current research projects address how people make decisions with uncertain climate information and how climate and environmental changes are affecting agricultural practices and human well-being in rural mountain areas. Additional research projects concern cultural models of pain among endurance cyclists, biosecurity and animal welfare on smallholder farms, and the well-being of beekeepers in mountain areas.

    Education

    Ph.D., Anthropology, Emory University

    M.A., Anthropology, Emory University

    B.S., Double Major in Biology and History, Duke University

    Research Interests

    Human-environment interactions, socio-ecological systems, climate and environmental change, flooding, health and well-being, mountain areas, agriculture

    Biography

    Sarah Whitaker is a biocultural anthropologist who studies how social and ecological systems interact to shape human and animal well-being under conditions of climate and environmental change. Her current research projects address how people make decisions with uncertain climate information and how climate and environmental changes are affecting agricultural practices and human well-being in rural mountain areas. Additional research projects concern cultural models of pain among endurance cyclists, biosecurity and animal welfare on smallholder farms, and the well-being of beekeepers in mountain areas.

    Education

    Ph.D., Anthropology, Emory University

    M.A., Anthropology, Emory University

    B.S., Double Major in Biology and History, Duke University

    Research Interests

    Human-environment interactions, socio-ecological systems, climate and environmental change, flooding, health and well-being, mountain areas, agriculture