Elizabeth Marino

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Office: 541-322-2055

Tykeson Hall

Tykeson Hall 317

1500 SW Chandler Avenue

1500 SW Chandler Avenue
Bend, Oregon 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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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


Elizabeth Marino is an associate 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.