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Ariela Zycherman

Program: Applied Anthropology

Degree: Ph.D.

Previous Graduate Education:
M.A. Anthropology and Education, Columbia University

Research Interests: Food and Agriculture Systems, Diet Change, Environmental Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Anthropology of Development

Geographical Interests: Bolivia, Argentina, United States

Select Publications:
2010—Zycherman, A. “No Thanks, I don’t Eat Meat: Vegetarian Adventures in Beef Centric Argentina.”  in   Adventures in Eating. Helen Haines and Clare Sammells (eds.), Denver: University Press of Colorado: 203- 221

2010—Zycherman, A. “Case Study #13, Cash and Food Transfers: Oportunidades/PROGRESA, Country Of Focus: Mexico” in An Evaluation of Progress Toward The Millennium Development  Goal One Hunger Target: A country‐level, food and nutrition security perspective. By J.  Fanzo and P. Pronyk, New York: the Earth Institute and the Center for Global Health and Economic Development, Columbia University: 62-64

2008—Zycherman, A. “To Beef or Not to Beef: Defining Food Security and Insecurity in Tucumán Argentina.”   Journal of Ecological and Environmental Anthropology 4(1): 28- 37

Select Presentations:
2011—“Shocgdye: la cerveza ritual Tsimane y el impacto de su consumo en el desarrollo regional” De los primeros recetarios nacionales a las cocinas patrimoniales: 200 años de nacionalismo culinario en América Latina, Guadalajara, México. Invited Speaker

2011—“Sonaré to Sardines: The Indirect Role of the Bolivian State in the Changing Dietary Practices of the Tsimané Indians” Commodifiction and Development in Latin America: Limits and Possibilities Conference, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

2011—“Changing Forest, Changing Diet: The Effects of Deforestation on the Maintenance of the Traditional Tsimané Diet” Stony Brook University Latin American & Caribbean Studies Center Graduate Conference: New York

2009—“Negotiating Value in Agricultural Ventures: Inter-Household Variation of Pigeon Pea Adoption among the Tsimané” Society for Applied Anthropology: Santa Fe

2009—“Deconstructing Sustainable Development: the Tsimané adoption of the Pigeon Pea” Earth Institute Student Research Conference: Columbia University

2008—"Reconsidering Beef in Argentina" Association for the Study of Food and Society: New Orleans

2007—“Finding Food in Argentina” Society for Applied Anthropology: Tampa, FL

2011–2012—KLUGE Graduate Fellowship, Columbia University

2009–2010—Graduate Fellowship, Advanced Consortium for Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity, Earth Institute, Columbia University

2008–2009—Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, Spanish

2008—Institute for Latin American Studies Tinker Summer Research Travel Grant

2007–2008—Earth Institute Student Travel Grant

2007–2008—Biller/ Jewish Fund for the Education of Woman Scholarship

2007—NSF Summer Research Course in Anthropological Methods in Bolivia