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Christopher Coggins

Expertise: political ecology; globalization in China; environmental anthropology

Dr. Coggins’ research deals with cultural landscapes, biodiversity, protected area management, political ecology, and globalization in China. He is the author of The Tiger and The Pangolin: Nature, Culture, and Conservation in China, published by the University of Hawaii Press (2002) (runner-up for the 2003 Julian Steward Award for best book in environmental/ecological anthropology). He is also co-author of The Primates of China: Biogeography and Conservation Status –Past, Present, and Future, published by China Forestry Publishing House, 2002. Dr. Coggins’ work on geography and environmental topics has been published in the Geographical Review, the Journal of Cultural Geography, Policy Matters (a journal of the world conservation union–I.U.C.N.), Proceedings of the New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society, and other geography and Asia-related periodicals. In 2004, Coggins became a member of the Working Group on Culture and Conservation in the I.U.C.N.’s Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy. BA, Wesleyan University, MS, PhD, Louisiana State University.

Phone: 413-528-7282