Yale University Department of Anthropology

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Karen Hébert

Assistant Professor of Anthropology &

Forestry and Environmental Studies

Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2008


Office address:
10 Sachem Street, Room 310
Tel: (203) 432-2691
Fax: (203) 432-3669

Professor Hébert is a cultural anthropologist whose research examines the development and implications of changing forms of natural resource production and consumption. Her work is situated in resource-dependent communities in the subarctic North. She has conducted long-term ethnographic fieldwork in southwest Alaska, where she has analyzed historical and recent transformations in the region’s salmon industry. Her research and teaching interests focus on issues of globalization and economic restructuring; the rise of market-driven policy paradigms and new modes of consumerism; the regulation of fisheries and agro-food systems; the production and experience of ecological risk and vulnerability; human-environment relations and sustainable livelihoods; and the sociocultural theory of environment and economy.