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
Credentials: 
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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Courses Taught: 

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

Biography

Elizabeth Marino is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sustainability at Oregon State University - Cascades. She 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 and disasters – including disaster policy, biophysical outcomes of disasters and climate change, and disaster discourses. She is also interested in how people make sense and meaning out of changing environmental and social conditions; and how people interpret risk. Elizabeth is an author on the forthcoming National Climate Assessment, has worked with the Humboldt Forum in Berlin on representations of climate change and disasters, and has worked with the Emmet Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law on issues of environmental refugees and displaced peoples. She has also worked with the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) on migration, climate change and humanitarian crisis issues. Her book "Fierce Climate, Sacred Ground: an Ethnography of Climate Change" was released in 2015.