Savannah’s research focus is biological/cultural anthropology, with interest in investigating the interface between humans and non-human primates. For her dissertation she is interested in utilizing methods from ethnoprimatology to focus her studies on merging ethnographic methods with primate studies to better understand the ecological and cultural connections between humans and non-human primates. Her research on Mountain Gorillas in East Africa explores both wildlife and human dimensions of ecosystem change. Ultimately, Savannah is interested in the applications of this research and its implications for conservation efforts in East Africa. Follow me on my blog as I venture into Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda this summer to conduct pilot research for my dissertation work.
Professor of Anthropology