Erin Eldridge

Full-time Lecturer

PROFILE: Dr. Erin R. Eldridge is a lecturer of anthropology at UNC Charlotte. She is a cultural and environmental anthropologist, with a background in botany and wildlife and fisheries science. Her research focuses on political ecological concerns, socio-ecological violence, bureaucracy, and the intersections of development and disasters. Dr. Eldridge has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in West Africa, Central America, the Appalachian South, and the Southeastern United States and her current research focuses on coal ash policies and practices, disasters, and post-hurricane recovery in North Carolina.

EDUCATION:

  • PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Department of Anthropology 2013
  • MA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Department of Anthropology 2005
  • BS, Tennessee Technological University – Department of Biology 1998

RECENT TEACHING:

  • Introduction to Anthropology
  • Cultural Anthropology topics courses
  • Environmental Anthropology

RESEARCH INTERESTS/AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Political Ecology
  • Development and Disasters
  • Structural, Environmental, and Bureaucratic Violence

AWARDS/HONORS/GRANTS:

  • Outstanding Online Course Design Award, Fayetteville State University 2017
  • W.K. McClure Fund for the Study of World Affairs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2003

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