Emily Donaldson, PhD candidate, Anthropology
Project Title: Living with Sacred Lands: Negotiating Sustainable Heritage Management and Livelihoods in the Marquesas Islands
Research interests: Resource use, land use, embodiment, heritage management, sustainability, indigenous peoples
Geographic Focus: French Polynesia, Oceania
Project Description: Exploring the relationship between people, land and the past through ethnographic research and visits to ancestral landscapes. In an applied sense, working with indigenous communities to better understand perceptions of heritage places and their management, as well as how local perceptions of the colonial and pre-colonial past influence resource management decisions in the present.
Main supervisor: Colin Scott
Publications: “Public Use, Private Meaning: A Case Study of Two New England Summer Communities. Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World" Proceedings of the George Wright Society Conference, 2009.
“Quand Découvrir C’est Perdre”, Bulletin de la Société des Études Océaniennes No. 302, p. 101, May 2005.
“Vanishing Artefacts of the South Seas”, Journal of the Polynesian Society Vol. 113, No. 4, p. 349, December 2004.
Previous education: MA in the Social Sciences, University of Chicago; BA high honors, Harvard College