My CV



Curriculum Vitae

EDWARD M. MACLIN

tmaclin (at) uga (dot) edu

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Political ecology of conservation; institutional ethnography; energy and climate change; networks, complexity, and heterogeneity; knowledge and its transformations; anthropology of food and agriculture


EDUCATION

2013 (Expected in May) PhD, Anthropology, University of Georgia—Athens, Georgia

Dissertation: “Knowledge in the Network: An Ethnography of WWF’s Global Arctic Programme”

Committee: J. Peter Brosius, Julie Velásquez Runk, Ted Gragson, Kenneth

Iain MacDonald

1994 MS, Botany, University of Tennessee—Knoxville, Tennessee

Thesis: “Effects of various management techniques on Tennessee coneflower, Echinacea tennesseensis (Beadle) Small; Wilson County, Tennessee.”

Committee: Edward E. C. Clebsch, Sally Horn, Clifford Amundsen

1991 BS, Biology, University of Tennessee—Knoxville, Tennessee

Concentration in Ecology, minor in Botany


POSITIONS

Research Associate, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; 2009 – Present

Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, University of Georgia; Athens, GA; 2007 – 2009

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Anthropology Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; 2006 – 2007

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Sociology Department, University of Georgia,
Athens, GA; 2006

Adult Education Instructor, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY; 1998 – 2006

Manager of Children’s Gardens and Exhibits, Brooklyn Botanic Garden,
Brooklyn, NY; 2000 – 2005

Children’s Garden Coordinator, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY; 1996 – 2000

Adjunct Instructor, Roane State Community College, Harriman, TN; 1994 – 1995

Research Technician, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; 1994

Field Researcher, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; 1992 – 1993

Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN; 1992


GRANTS AND HONORS

2010 Center for Integrative Conservation Research: Collaborative Event Ethnography of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity; project funding: approximately $4000

2010 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, for “Collaborative Institutional Ethnography of the WWF Arctic Network Initiative” $19,350, award number ARC-1023399

2009 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: Travel grant for research at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change from the Advancing Conservation in a Social Context initiative: approximately $1500

2008 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation: World Conservation Congress Event Ethnography Project Funding: approximately $2300

2004 Recipient of the Robert Bowne Foundation Research Fellowship, a year-long fellowship dedicated to the techniques and praxis of educational ethnography, particularly in an urban after-school setting


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Dissertation Research, Multi-sited Organizational Ethnography of the WWF Arctic Network Initiative; Oslo, Norway; Moscow, Russia; Murmansk, Russia; Montreal, Canada; Ottawa, Canada; Toronto, Canada; Zeist, The Netherlands; Washington, DC, USA; Anchorage, Alaska, USA; Juneau, Alaska, USA

Collaborative Event Ethnography of the 10th Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity; Nagoya, Japan, October 2010

Collaborative Event Ethnography of IUCN’s World Conservation Congress; Barcelona, Spain, October 2008 (Field Coordinator and Researcher)

Research Assistant, University of Georgia, Advancing Conservation in a Social Context initiative; 2007 – 2009

Research Fellow, Robert Bowne Foundation: Educational Ethnography of the Garden Apprentice Program, Brooklyn Botanic Garden; New York, New York, 2004


PUBLICATIONS

2012 Haggerman, Shannon; Witter, Rebecca; Corson, Catherine; Suarez, Daniel; Maclin, Edward; Borque, Maggie; and Lisa Campbell. On the coattails of climate? Opportunities and threats of a warming Earth for biodiversity conservation. Global Environmental Change. 22(3):724-735.

2011 Veteto, James and Edward Maclin, eds. The Slaw and the Slow-Cooked: Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South. Nashville:Vanderbilt University Press.

2011 Maclin, Edward. The Changing Landscape of Mid-South Barbecue. In The Slaw

and the Slow-Cooked: Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South. Pp 107-116. Nashville:Vanderbilt University Press.

2011 Maclin, Edward and James. Mid-South Barbecue in the Digital Age and

Sustainable Future Directions. In The Slaw and the Slow-Cooked: Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South. Pp 181-198. Nashville:Vanderbilt University Press.

2011 Veteto, James and Edward Maclin. Introduction: Smoked Meat and the Anthropology of Food. In The Slaw and the Slow-Cooked: Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South. Pp 1-25. Nashville:Vanderbilt University Press.

2010 Maclin, Edward M. and Juan Luis Dammert. Setting the stage for biofuels: Policy texts, community of practice, and institutional ambiguity at the Fourth World Conservation Congress. Conservation and Society. 8(3):312-319.

2010 Maclin, Edward. The 2009 UN Climate Talks: Alternate media and participation from anthropologists. American Anthropologist. 112(3):464-466.

2010 Chernela, Janet; Crate, Susan; Derman, Brandon; Johnson, Noor; Maclin, Ted; and Bob Pokrant. Documenting COP-15: Modes of participation and knowledge flows. Anthropology News. 51(4): 21-22.

2003 Maclin, Ted. Designing and developing children’s gardens. Roots: The BGCI Education Review. 26:31-33.

1999 Maclin, Ted & Hyland, Bob. The Children’s Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden: A Lasting Harvest. Public Garden. 14(3): 12-14.

1994 Maclin, Edward. The Effects of Management Treatments on Tennessee Coneflower, Echinacea tennesseensis (Beadle) Small; Wilson County, Tennessee. Masters Thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.


PRESENTATIONS

2012 Poster presentation: Tracking the Circumpolar Panda: An Ethnography of Knowledge in WWF’s Global Arctic Programme. International Polar Year Conference. Montreal, Canada, April 22-27, 2012

2012 Organizational Ethnography in the Circumpolar North: Engaging the Network in WWF’s Global Arctic Programme. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland, March 27-31, 2012

2011 The Politics of Participating In International Environmental Decision-Making At the CBD/CoP10. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada, November 15-20, 2011

2011 Violence, Coercion, and the Harmony of Nature. Peace and Justice Studies Association Annual Meeting. Memphis, Tennessee, October 21-23, 2011

2011 Copresenter (with Elizabeth H. Maclin): We Seek the Grail: Come see the violence inherent in the [agricultural] system! Peace and Justice Studies Association Annual Meeting. Memphis, Tennessee, October 21-23, 2011.

2011 Biodiversity Conservation in the Circumpolar North: Engaging the Network in the World Wildlife Fund’s Global Arctic Program. Presented at the ICARUS II conference, Ann Arbor, May 5-8, 2011

2010 Discussion leader: Power effects in conservation and development discourse. Advancing Conservation in a Social Context meeting. Maxwell Center for Environmental Policy and Administration. Syracuse University

2010 Invited lecture: The 2009 UN Climate Talks: Local impacts of climate change negotiations. Covington, Tennessee Exchange Club

2008 Session Co-Chair: The Raw and the Slow Cooked: The Anthropology of West Tennessee Barbecue. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting.

2008 Discussion leader: Institutions in Action: How and what can we learn an ethnographic perspective on conservation organizations. Sustaining Cultural and Biological Diversity in a Rapidly Changing World: Lessons for Global Policy conference.

2006 Invited lecture: Plant Conservation for Home Gardeners. Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Invited participant. Robert Bowne Foundation annual meeting, to discuss successes and lessons learned during the Robert Bowne Foundation Research Fellowship

2005 Virtual Museum: A WebQuest. New York City Museum Educators Roundtable Annual Conference.

2005 Think Globally, Educate Locally: What Your Institution can do to Support our

Community. New York City Museum Educators Roundtable Annual Conference.

2004 Today, Tomorrow, Forever Conference, Bronx, NY. Open space session: “Metasustainability (Sustaining Sustainability)”

2004 Today, Tomorrow, Forever Conference, Bronx, NY. Open space session: “The Rest of the Story”

2004 Poster presentation: Youth Development as a Tool for Enhancing Future Diversity in Environmental Education. North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE) Annual Conference.

2002 Panel discussion participant: Creating Programs Using Inter-Institutional Collaborations. New York City Museum Educators Roundtable Annual Conference.

2002 CableVision Program: Scholastic Moves. Developed and lead a thirty-minute television based curriculum for middle school students, focusing on the connection between plants and climate

2000 Planting Bulbs with Kids: Hosted a television segment on Martha Stewart Living

1996 Co-presenter: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Children’s Garden: How Do We Do It? Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) 3rd International Education Congress. New York.

1994 Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting. Presentation title: “Effects of various management techniques on Tennessee coneflower, Echinacea tennesseensis (Beadle) Small; Wilson County, Tennessee”


COURSES TAUGHT

Anthropology of Folk Medicine (TA, University of Georgia, 2007)

Anthropology of Food and Eating (TA, University of Georgia, 2006)

Race and Ethnicity in America (TA, University of Georgia, 2006)

Conservation for Home Gardeners (Botanic Gardens Conservation International, 2005)

Soil Management (Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1998 – 2005)

Introduction to Ecology (Roane State Community College, 1994 – 1995)

Human Anatomy (Lab Instructor, Roane State Community College, 1995)

Microbiology (Lab Instructor, Roane State Community College, 1995)

General Biology (TA, University of Tennessee, 1992)


INVITED LECTURES

2012 “Climate Ethnography: Carbon, Conservation, and the Politics of Knowledge,” for the course Cultural Perspectives on the Environment; University of Memphis

2010 “The 2009 UN Climate Talks: one anthropologist’s view,” for the course Cultural Perspectives on the Environment; University of Memphis

2009 “Automobility: Cars as Driving Forces of Identity, Values, and Space,” for the course The Anthropology of Consumption and Globalization; University of Georgia

2008 “Feeding the World: Biotechnology, Industrial Agriculture, and the Politics of Food,” for the course The Anthropology of Consumption and Globalization; University of Georgia

2008 “Ethnobotanical Medicine in the Southeast US,” for the course The Anthropology of Multicultural Health Care; University of Georgia

2007 “The Political Ecology of Moroccan Berber Herbalism,” for the course The Anthropology of Folk Medicine; University of Georgia

2007 “Feeding the World: Biotechnology, Industrial Agriculture, and the Politics of Food,” for the course The Anthropology of Consumption and Globalization; University of Georgia

2006 “The Green Revolution and Crop Biodiversity,” for the course The Anthropology of Food and Eating; University of Georgia

2006 “Food and Body Image,” for the course The Anthropology of Food and Eating; University of Georgia

2003 “Involving Children and Youth in Gardens,” Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association Winter Meeting


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


American Anthropological Association

Society for Applied Anthropology

Society for Conservation Biology

Member (2009-2016) of the IUCN Commission on Environment, Economic, and Social
Policy (CEESP), Theme on Culture and Conservation (TCC) and Theme on Social and Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector (SEAPRISE)


SERVICE

2008 – Present List manager, EANTH-L, the listserv of the Ecology and Envoronment section of the American Anthropological Association

2005 – 2006 Treasurer, Anthropology Graduate Student Organization (AGSO)

2003 – 2005 Web Site Coordinator/Steering Committee Member, New York City Museum Educators Roundtable (NYCMER), 2003 – 2005.

2002 – 2004 Heart of Brooklyn Education Committee, a committee composed of educators at six cultural institutions and focused on developing inter-institutional programming focused on youth development in the New York City area

1999 Delegate to the 1999 Botanic Garden Conservation International (BGCI) Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens, Kerala, India.

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