Susan Crate

Dr. Crate contributes an inherently interdisciplinary social science teaching and research agenda to ESP, focusing on the theoretical frames of Human, Cultural & Political Ecology, and Environmental & Cognitive Anthropology. She has conducted research across southeastern Siberia since 1988 and worked with Viliui Sakha communities of western Sakha, northeast Siberia, Russia, since 1991. For her Ph.D. research, she focused on the cultural ecology of native post-Soviet adaptation in sub-arctic, Siberia, Russia. In 2006 she published a monograph that integrates many of her research foci entitled, “Cows, Kin and Globalization: The Ethnography of Sustainability. Since joining ESP in 2004, Dr. Crate maintains a strong teaching and research agenda in the circumpolar north and has also begun developing a research agenda in the metropolitan DC area, beginning with the project, “Development of a spatially explicit participatory model to explore anthropogenic on-site threats on rare aquatic resources of the Potomac Gorge.”