Scott FreemanProgram: Applied Anthropology
Previous Graduate Education: Ed.M in International Education Policy, Harvard University
Research Interests: My research lies at the intersection of international development and the environment. I examine sustainable development initiatives in both Haiti and the Dominican Republic. As a result, I have conducted research on fisheries, agriculture, and soil conservation. I am increasingly interested in actor network theory as a lens to examine international development.
Geographical Interests: Latin America and the Caribbean. Specifically, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Vetiver in Southwest Haiti. Earth Institute: Haiti Research and Policy Program. Columbia University. 2012. (In Press)
Where was Anthropology?: Reflections of a Peace Corps Volunteer turned Anthropologist, Anthropology News, December 2011.
2011—Fishers and NGOs: Exploring the Application of Anthropology in the Dominican Republic. New York: Teachers College Columbia University Panel on Applied Anthropology.
2012—Haitian Roofs and French Perfumes: The movement and imagination of vetiver in Haiti. Rutgers: Transnational Hispaniola Conference.
2012—Cash in the Ground: Vetiver root farmers in Haiti. Baltimore: Society for Applied Anthropology.
2011—Conserve and Sustain? Environmentally focused development projects and fishers in the Dominican Republic. Montreal: American Anthropological Association.
2011—Expensive oils and shifting soils: Examining the social context of the vetiver plant in Southwest Haiti. Kingston, Jamaica: Haitian Studies Association.
2011—Developing Context: Fishers and Sustainable Development in the Dominican Republic. Seattle: Society for Applied Anthropology.
2009—Cross-Cultural Professional Development as a Means to Improve Literacy: The Case of Finca del Niño. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Research Conference.
2011—AC4 Graduate Student Fellowship. Earth Institute, Columbia University.
2011—Bea Medicine Award. Society for Applied Anthropology.
2010—Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship. US Department of Education.
2010—Pre-Dissertation Field Research Grant. Institute of Latin American Studies, Columbia University.