Elizabeth Marino

Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Program Lead for Social Science
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Office: 541-322-2055

Graduate & Research Center

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650 SW Columbia Street

650 SW Columbia Street
Bend, OR 97702
Ph.D., Cultural and Environmental Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2012
M.A., Linguistic Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 2006
B.A., Program of Liberal Studies Department, University of Notre Dame, 2001
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Social Dimensions of Sustainability
Cultural Anthropology: Concepts and Methods
Ecological Anthropology
Peoples of the World – North America
Language, Culture and Society
Natural Resources and Community Values
The Anthropology of Disaster


Dr. Marino is interested in the relationships among climate change, vulnerability, slow and rapid onset disasters, human migration, and sense of place. Her research focuses on how historically and socially constructed vulnerabilities interact with climate change – including climate change policy, biophysical outcomes of climate change, and climate change discourses. She is also interested in how people make sense and meaning out of changing environmental and social conditions.

Elizabeth has worked with the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) on migration, climate change and humanitarian crisis issues and recently edited a special volume of Global Environmental Change on the equity and inequity in climate change intervention policy. A book (Fierce Climate, Sacred Ground: an ethnography of climate change) based on her dissertation work is slated to be released in 2014.