Susan Crate


Susan A. Crate, Professor
Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ecology
M.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Folklore

Research Focus: Environmental & Cognitive Anthropology, Human Ecology

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Susan Crate is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in environmental and cognitive anthropology. She has worked with indigenous communities in Siberia since 1988 and specifically with Viliui Sakha since 1991. Her current research focuses on understanding local perceptions, adaptations, and resilience of Viliui Sakha communities in the face of unprecedented climate change. Crate is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, one monograph, Cows, Kin and Globalization: An Ethnography of Sustainability, 2006, Alta Mira Press and senior editor of the 2009 volume, Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions, Left Coast Press. She is an assistant professor on Anthropology in the Department of Environmental Science & Policy at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.