Jana Fortier

Title(s)Lecturer - Academic Year - 1/9- Continuing Appoint, Anthropology
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    University of Wisconsin, MadisonPhD1996Anthropology

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    Jana Fortier teaches in the Department of Anthropology and in the School of Global Policy and Strategy at UCSD on the topics of Contemporary South Asia, Sustainability, Climate Change, Heritage Issues, and Food Studies. Her research centers around issues of resilience and sustainability, with respect to communities facing threats to their language and heritage, such as from climate change. Her doctoral research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison concerned agricultural labor relations in Nepal while her post-doctoral research focused on the dwindling access to natural resources, such as wild yams and bushmeat, for forest foragers in Nepal and India. This work resulted in the book, ‘Kings of the Forest: The cultural resilience of Himalayan hunter-gatherers’ (U. of Hawai’i Press). Her most recent book, ‘A Comparative Dictionary of Raute and Rawat’ (Harvard Univ. Press) documents the endangered languages of these Sino-Tibetan speaking peoples. Her research has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation; Wenner-Gren Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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