Department Scholarship

Advancing Ideas and Sharing Research

Anthropology and Geography faculty carry out research and studies around the world, and publish findings in leading journals across our disciplines. View the department's scholarship reports, which detail faculty's recent publications, grants and awards, presentations, and other accomplishments.

Fall 2020


Jason LaBelle

LaBelle, Jason M. and Cody Newton 2020 Cody Complex Foragers and Their Use of Grooved Abraders in Great Plains and Rocky Mountains of North America. North American Archaeologist 41(2-3):63-100. 


Summer 2020


Andrew Du

Faith, J.T., Rowan, J., Du, A., Barr, W.A., 2020. The uncertain case for human-driven extinctions prior to Homo sapiens. Quaternary Research. 96, 88-104.

Kathleen Galvin

Galvin, KA, D. Backman, MW Luizza and TA Beeton. 2020 African Community-Based Conservancies: Innovative Governance for Whom? Pp. 147-172. IN: Nomad-State Relationships in International Relations. Before and After Borders, J Levin, Ed. Palgrave Macmillan/Springer, Cham, Switzerland

Galvin, KA, T. Even, RS Reid, J Njoka, J Roque de Pinho, P Thornton and K Saylor. 2020. Understanding Climate from the Ground Up: Knowledge of Environmental Changes in the East African Savannas. Pp. 221-242. In: Changing Climate, Changing Worlds. Local knowledge and the challenges of social and ecological change, M. Welch-Devine, A Sourdril and BJ Burke, eds. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland

Abebe, BA, K Jones, J Solomon, K Galvin and P Evangelista. 2020. Examining Social Equity in Community-Based Conservation Programs: A Case Study of Controlled Hunting Programs in Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. World Development 135, Nov 2020, 105066

McElwee, P. , Álvaro Fernández-Llamazares , Yildiz Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Dániel Babai, Peter Bates, Kathleen Galvin, Maximilien Guèze, Jianguo Liu, Zsolt Molnár, Hien T. Ngo, Victoria Reyes-García, Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Aibek Samakov, Uttam Babu Shrestha, Sandra Díaz, and Eduardo S. Brondízio. 2020 Working with Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) in Large-Scale Ecological Assessments: Reviewing the Experience of the IPBES Global Assessment. Journal of Applied Ecology

Heidi Hausermann

Hausermann, H, Adomako, J and M. Robles. 2020. Fried eggs and all-women gangs: the geopolitics of Chinese gold mining in Ghana, bodily vulnerability and resistance. Journal of Human Geography 13(1): 1-14.

Diego Pons

Contributing author, Chapter 7: Agricultural Sector.
Moreno, J.M., C. Laguna-Defior, V. Barros, E. Calvo Buendía, J.A. Marengo y Ú. Oswald Spring (eds.), 2020: Adaptación
frente a los riesgos del cambio climático en los países iberoamericanos – Informe RIOCCADAPT. McGraw-Hill, Madrid, España
(ISBN: 9788448621643).

Mary Van Buren

Van Buren, M. (n.d.). The Persistence of Indigenous Silver Production in Porco, Bolivia. International Journal of Historical Archaeology.


Kate Browne

Award, National Science Foundation (NSF) CONVERGE program: Award for COVID-19 Working Group: Cumulative Effects of Successive Disasters. Browne is lead with co-lead, Caela O’Connell (UNC-Chapel Hill) and 10 Working Group Members including disaster anthropologists and practitioners.

Jeannine Pedersen-Guzman

Archaeological Repository of CSU Archaeological Collections Preservation Project – Phase One
History Colorado - State Historical Fund
Archaeology Competitive Grant 2020

Jeffrey Snodgrass

Award, National Science Foundation, RAPID: Digital Social Connection and Immune Biology among Emerging Adults: Assessing Novel Sources of Health Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Kate Browne

Invited commencement address, “Looking up from disaster.” Montclair State University. Graduating anthropology majors and families. Zoom address. Saturday, May 23, 2020.

Invited NSF presentation, “Decision-Making as a Window into Risk Perception and Interdependencies. NSF-sponsored Conference, “HurriCon: Science at the Intersection of Hurricanes and the Populated Coast” Convened at East Carolina University February 27-28, 2020.

Session organizer and moderator, "Hope and Collective Action as Counteragents to Environmental Risk and Adversity." The Natural Hazards Workshop, Annual Meeting, convened virtually. July 12, 2020.

Invited presentation. The Natural Hazards Workshop, Annual Meeting, convened virtually. July 12-15 2020. “Theorizing Hope and Collective Action."

Invited Plenary panel moderator and introductory remarks. The Natural Hazards Annual Researchers Meeting, convened virtually. July 15-16, 2020. Plenary session: “The Data Revolution—Ethical Imperatives and Methodological Considerations for Hazards and Disaster Research.”

Andrew Du

Invited talk: Placing probabilities on whether a taxon was truly absent from a site or has not been sampled yet: applications to the hominin genus Paranthropus (July 16th) Canadian Museum of Nature

Invited talk: Placing probabilities on taxon true absence: applications to the hominin genus Paranthropus (July 31st) Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Spring 2020


Andrew Du

Du, A., Rowan, J., Wang, S.C., Wood, B.A., Alemseged, Z., 2020. Statistical estimates of hominin origination and extinction dates: a case study examining the Australopithecus anamensis-afarensis lineage. Journal of Human Evolution. 138, 102688. 

Du, A., Wood, B., 2020. Brain size evolution in the hominin clade. In: Cole, J., McNabb, J., Grove, M., and Hosfield, R. (Eds.), Landscapes of Human Evolution: Contributions in honour of John Gowlett. Archaeopress, Oxford. 9-17.

Faith, J.T., Rowan, J., Du, A., 2020. Reply to Weihmann: Fifty gazelles do not equal an elephant, and other ecological misunderstandings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 201920565.

Heidi Hausermann

Hausermann, H. 2019. Spirit hospitals and “concern with herbs”: A political ecology of healing and being-in-common in Ghana. Special issue titled, “Commons, Commoning and Co-Becoming: Nurturing Life-in-Common and Post-Capitalist Futures,” Environment & Planning E. 

Stephen Leisz

Nghiem, T., Kono, Y., Leisz, S.J. (2020) Crop Boom as a Trigger of Smallholder Livelihood and Land Use Transformations: The Case of Coffee Production in the Northern Mountain Region of Vietnam. Land 9(2). 56;

Young, Nicholas E., Paul H.Evangelista, Tefera Mengitsu, Stephen Leisz (2020) Twenty-three years of forest cover change in protected areas under different governance strategies: A case study from Ethiopia’s southern highlands. Land Use Policy.