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Ian   Parker

PhD Student
Department of Anthropology
University of California San Diego (United States)
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I speak in the following language(s): Indonesian, Spanish, Papuan Malay

Ian is an environmental anthropologist affiliated with the University of California, San Diego. He studies interactions between people and the environment, conservation, ethics and social development across the Asia-Pacific rim. His dissertation investigates social aspects of natural resource management and eco-tourism in the biodiversity hotspot of the Raja Ampat islands of eastern Indonesia. In 2012, and in 2014 and 2015 he conducted ethnographic fieldwork into parallels and differences between exogenous and local marine conservation practices, working in collaboration with the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (LIPI) and the State University of West Papua (UNIPA), with additional support from a Fulbright-Hays fellowship. Ian has also consulted for the World Bank in Asia-Pacific, and worked for the US-Indonesia Society and Smithsonian Institution. He is currently a Foreign Service officer on diplomatic assignment with the US Department of State in Mexico. Ian holds a CPhil and MA in Anthropology from UC San Diego, a MA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, SAIS, and a BA in Anthropology from Reed College.
Environmental sciences
Member of
Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO)
Geographic administrative areas
Irian Jaya Barat (Indonesia)
Papua (Indonesia)
Geographic places
West Papua
Historical periods
The Colonial time
21st century
Indigenous languages
Indonesian, Malay, Papuan, Waigeo
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