Postdoctoral Scholar; University of Kentucky
Dr. Ryan Anderson is a cultural anthropologist. He is currently a post-doctoral scholar in the department of anthropology at the University of Kentucky. His research focuses on the social dynamics of coastal conservation and development in Baja California Sur, Mexico. His doctoral research, which was funded by the National Science Foundation, examined the politics of development on the East Cape of BCS. Ryan's current research seeks to bridge the social and biological sciences in order to improve the efficacy and success of Marine Protected Areas. His broad research interests include environmental and economic anthropology, political ecology, coastal livelihoods, the California coast (in Mexico and the US), and marine conservation.