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Heather Prentice-Walz

Dissertation Fellow
UC Santa Barbara

Heather Prentice-Walz is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at UC Santa Barbara. Her dissertation is a mixed methods ethnographic study that focuses on food security, human security, global health, and non-traditional and emerging threats in rural southwestern Haiti. The research explores the ways that local communities understand and interact with international aid organizations in the context of ongoing disasters, with a special emphasis on the food and agriculture sector.

Expertise & Interests

  • Global studies
  • Environment and society
  • NGOs
  • Haiti
  • globalization
  • Political ecology
  • Disasters
  • Climate change
  • Public anthropology