Lise Dobrin

Lise Dobrin

Lise Dobrin

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Lise Dobrin, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics Program Director. She conducts linguistic, ethnographic, and ethnohistorical research on Arapesh language and culture in Papua New Guinea. She has a special interest in the cultural aspects of language preservation, 13 including how and why communities shift their allegiance from their local vernacular to a language of wider communication; the technical and ethical dimensions of language documentation, description, and archiving; and the epistemologies and politics of communitybased and collaborative initiatives in linguistic research and revitalization. One of her current projects is an effort to digitally curate Arapesh cultural and linguistic materials in a way that respects the source community's traditional oral protocols for knowledge transmission. David Edmunds, Director of Global Development Studies, PhD, Geography, Clark University. I am considered a practitioner/teacher at the university. I teach courses in global development theory, research methods, and technology and development. I also support a variety of internships, action research projects, and engaged learning courses for students from across the university that connect them to people living and working in Appalachia, US Native American reservations, South Africa, Ethiopia, India, the Philippines and Cambodia. I have particular interests in human relations with the environment, and how feminist and indigenous approaches to knowledge production help me understand and work through these relations.