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Congratulations to Dr. Savannah Schulze!

Dr. Savannah Schulze received her Doctoral degree in Anthropology from Purdue University in May 2022. Savannah’s dissertation “Displacement-in-place” is an ethnographic analysis of one indigenous Batwa community’s lived experience with conservation and development at Bwindi National Park , Uganda. Dr. … Continue reading

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Savannah Schulze “Indigenous People’s Lived Experiences with Gorilla Conservation in Uganda

In this piece Savannah examines the impact of displacement in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. The Indigenous Batwa were traditionally hunter-gatherers in the Bwindi Forest. Historical processes and recent conservation efforts have caused them to lose access to traditional territories … Continue reading

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Following African elephant trails to approach conservation differently

African forest elephants, highly sociable animals, travel in small family groups to meet others at these muddy water sources, which are full of rich minerals they can’t find in the forests. By clearing routes to these destinations, elephants have created … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Magazine Features Remis and Jost Robinson’s work

Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Melissa Remis, professor and head of anthropology and Carolyn Jost Robinson, about their study published in American Anthropologist that examined “how elephants have shaped the landscape and created paths that are essential for researchers, animals, and locals alike” in central Africa.

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