Rebecca D Hardin Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ph.D. Anthropology, 2000, Yale University

M.Phil. History and Anthropology, 1994, Yale University

A.B. Program in Literary and Social Theory, 1988, Brown University


Professor Hardin teaches courses in both SNRE and the Department of Anthropology. Her areas of interest and scientific study include human/wildlife interactions, and social and environmental change related to tourism, logging, conservation and hunting in the forests of Central Africa. Recent projects focus on the increasingly intertwined practices of health and environmental management in southern and eastern Africa. She also studies historical and ethnographic aspects of concessionary politics involving corporations, NGOs, and local communities, particularly in Africa. She advises students interested in international environmental practice and policy, wildife management, human relationships to landscape, environmental justice, and cultural dimensions of natural resource management.