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Scott Freeman

Program: Applied Anthropology

Degree: Ph.D.

Previous Graduate Education: Ed.M in International Education Policy, Harvard University

Research Interests: The environment and international development in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Political ecology. Soil conservation. Project-based aid.

Geographical Interests: Latin America and the Caribbean. Specifically, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Publications:
2013 Review of: The Beginner's Guide to Doing Qualitative Research: How to Get into the Field, Collect Data, and Write Up Your Project. Teachers College Record.

2013 Vetiver in Southwest Haiti. New York: Haiti Research and Policy Program. http://haiti.ciesin.columbia.edu/docs/earth_institute

2011 Where was Anthropology? Anthropology News, American Anthropological Association, December.

Presentations:
Invited:
2011—Fishers and NGOs: Exploring the Application of Anthropology in the Dominican Republic. New York: Teachers College Columbia University Panel on Applied Anthropology.

Attended:
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.

Awards/Grants:
2013—Rappaport Prize Finalist: Anthropology and the Environment Society

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.