Research methods in cultural anthropology

Amber Wutich, Ph.D., is a member of the anthropology faculty at Arizona State University. She also holds affiliate appointments at the Global Institute for Sustainability, Center for Global Health, and Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity at ASU. Dr. Wutich received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Cultural Anthropology with a specialization in Tropical Conservation and Development. She was a postdoctoral scholar in the National Science Foundation’s Long-term Ecological Research program in Central Arizona-Phoenix. Her research examines the limits of human adaptability to resource scarcity and insecurity, with a particular emphasis on water. She directs the Global Ethnohydrology Study, a multi-year study of cultural knowledge of water and climate conducted in 10 countries. Dr. Wutich teaches ethnographic field methods and text analysis as part of the National Science Foundation’s programs in research methods in cultural anthropology. She has received various teaching awards, including the Carnegie CASE Arizona Professor of the Year Award and ASU's Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Classroom Performance.

ANT 6353. Field Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

H. Russell Bernard is Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus at the University of Florida. He served as editor of the American Anthropologist and Human Organization. He is co-founder (with Pertti Pelto and Stephen Borgatti) of the Cultural Anthropology Methods journal (1989), which became Field Methods in 1999. The four editions of his methods text Research Methods in Anthropology (AltaMira 2006) and his general research methods text Social Research Methods (Sage 2000), have been used by tens of thousands of students. Bernard co-founded (with Pelto) and co-directed (with Pelto and Borgatti) the National Science Foundation's Institute on Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology and has done fieldwork in Greece, Mexico, and the USA. His publications include (with Jesús Salinas Pedraza) Native Ethnography: A Otomí Indian Describes His Culture (Sage, 1989) which won special mention in the Chicago Folklore Prize. In 2010, Dr. Bernard was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

RESEARCH METHODS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Bernard, HR. (1988). Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology. (pp 152-160). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications. 491(G). Research in Cultural Anthropology. (3, 0, 3). Practical introduction to research methods in cultural anthropology. Emphasis on field work techniques and independent fieldwork investigation of social and cultural patterns. Prereq: Junior or senior standing and permission of instructor.

546, in Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology, Second Edition

Geographic areas: Latin America (Bolivia, Paraguay, Mexico), UnitedStates (Southwest), China

My research examines how inequity and injustice in social systemsproduce food and water insecurity; I also study how people cope withresource insecurity--and what happens when they can no longer cope. I am a member of the anthropology faculty atArizona State University. I am also affiliated with theGlobal Institute for Sustainability, Center for Global Health, andCenter for the Study of Institutional Diversity at ASU. Ireceived my Ph.D. from the University of Florida in CulturalAnthropology with a focus in Tropical Conservation andDevelopment. I was a postdoctoral scholar in the National ScienceFoundation (NSF) Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) program and NSF Decision Center for a Desert City.

In the Culture, Health, and Environment Lab, my students and I work together on exciting research at the interface of economic, ecological, and biocultural anthropology. For example, I direct the Global Ethnohydrology Study, amulti-year study of water knowledge and managementin 10 countries. In the classroom, I teach Ethnographic Field Methods; Poverty, Social Justice, and Global Health; and Disasters. I also teach in NSF’sprograms in research methods in cultural anthropology. I love sharing research discoveries with graduate and undergraduate students and I have been honored to have my teaching recognized as Carnegie CASE ArizonaProfessor of the Year and with ASU's Faculty Achievement Award forExcellence in Classroom Performance.

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