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Ben McMahan

Areas of Study

US Gulf Coast (LA, TX)
Southwest US (AZ, NM)
US/Mexico Borderlands

Research Interests

  • Human interactions in dynamic social and environmental contexts,
  • Risk perception and landscape changes during and after disaster, and
  • Social network and policy responses to governance issues related to the acute threats of disaster; as they layer onto long term environmental issues and landscape scale changes.  
Research Interests: Community level preparedness and disaster prevention, production/use/modification of nature/space/place, social memory of epidemics and ecological change, social networks and flows within/between local/global networks, GIS and participatory mapping within the ethnographic context.
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Contact Information

Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Assistant Research Professor (CLIMAS / BARA)
Telephone: 520-626-2283
Office: ENR2 N509

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