Florence Durney

About Florence Durney

Doctoral Candidate in Sociocultural Anthropology


Courses Taught

ANTH 150b1- Many Ways of Being Human

Areas of Study

Southeast Asia and the United States


My current research examines the impacts of marine protected area planning on small scale fishing communities in eastern Indonesia. I work with fishing communities in two neighboring districts of the province of Nusa Tenggara Timur to understand 1) how traditional marine livelihood systems currently function and adapt to the changing social and economic landscape within Indonesia and 2) how such adaptations intersect with the process of planning and managing marine protected areas.

Research Interests

Environmental Anthropology


Common Pool Resources

Commodities and Consumption



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  B.A. in Anthropology - Barnard College, Columbia University 2009

  M.A. in Anthropology - University of Arizona 2014