Curriculum Vitae

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D.   Global and Sociocultural Studies, Florida International University (2018)

Dissertation: “Plant Pedagogies, Salmon Nation, and Fire: Settler Colonial Food Utopias and

the (Un)Making of Human-Land Relationships in Coast Salish Territories”

Committee: Gail Hollander (chair), Rod Neumann, Juliet Erazo, Laura Ogden and Whitney Baumann.

 

M.A.    Religious Studies, Duke University (2007)

            Concentration: American Religious History

            

B.A.     Anthropology, Study of Religion (Double Majors) University of California, San Diego (2004)

            Degree Awarded with High Honors in Sociocultural Anthropology

 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Strategic Writing Initiative, Practicum in inclusive and multicultural instruction(2012 – 2014)

Florida International University

            

Certificate of Completion, Theory and Practice of Academic Advising (2020)

National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)

 

CURRENT APPOINTMENTS

Critical Studies Instructor (2019 – present)

AMDA College of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA

 

Social Anthropology Adjunct Faculty (2019 – present)

Columbia College Hollywood, Tarzana, CA

 

Writing and Research Design Associate (2019 – present)

Mount Saint Mary’s University,Los Angeles, CA

 

TEACHING 

Instructor                                                                                                                    

Columbia College Hollywood, Tarzana, CA

Fall 2020          SOC 321: Anthropology of the U.S.

Fall 2020          SOC 123: Human Geography

Fall 2020          HUMA 101: Composition I: College English

Summer 2020  SOC121: Social Anthropology

Spring 2020     SOC123: Human Geography 

Winter 2020     SOC123: Human Geography 

Fall 2019          HUMA101 Comp I: Introduction to College Writing 

Instructor                                                                                                                    

AMDA College of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA

Fall 2020          SOC 304 Introduction to Sociology (2 sections)

Summer 2020  SOC 304 Introduction to Sociology (2 sections)

Spring 2020     SOC 304 Introduction to Sociology (2 sections)

Fall 2019          SOC 304 Introduction to Sociology (3 sections)

Summer 2019  SOC 202 History of Western Civilization 

 

Humanities Instructor                                                                                     

Futures Academy, Woodland Hills, CA

Fall 2018          English Language Arts, Honors and College Prep Grades 10-12

Fall 2018          U.S. History, Grade 8

Spring 2019     English Language Arts, Honors and College Prep Grades 10-12

Spring 2019     U.S. History, College Prep Grade 11

Summer 2019  American Government, College Prep Grade 12

Summer 2019  World History, College Prep Grade 10

 

Digital Teaching Assistant                                                                                                   

Florida International University, African & African Diaspora Program, Miami, FL

Spring 2016     ANT 4340 Cultures of the Caribbean, FIU

Spring 2016     ANT 3451 Anthropology of Race, FIU

 

Instructor                                                                                            

Florida International University, Miami, FL

Fall 2015         ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology (Online)

Summer 2014  ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I

Spring 2014     ENC 1102 Writing and Rhetoric II

Fall 2013         ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I

Summer 2013  ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I

Spring 2013    ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric II

 

Teaching Assistant                                                                                               

Florida International University, Miami FL 

Spring 2015     SYP 3000 Sociology of the Individual in Society

Fall 2014         SYP 3000 Sociology of the Individual in Society

Fall 2012         ENC 1101 Writing and Rhetoric I

Summer 2012  GEA 3635 Geography of the Middle East

Spring 2012     SYA 3303 Research Methods in Social Science

Fall 2011         ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology

 

PUBLICATIONS 

Ryser, Rudolph, Yvonne Sherwood, and Janna Lafferty. “Fourth World Nations Under the Nuclear 

            Cloud: Exposing Indigenous Nations to Radioactivity” Intercontinental Cry, April, 2016.

 

Lafferty, Janna. “Troubling Place in Alternative Food Practices: Food Movements, Neoliberalism, 

and Place” in Place-Based Perspectives on Food in Society. Kevin Fitzpatrick and Don Willis (eds.). New York: Macmillan/Palgrave Publishers, 2015.

 

AWARDS and FUNDING

2019    Alex Stepick Outstanding Dissertation Award,FIU

2016    Dissertation Evidence Acquisition Fellowship, FIU($8,300)

2016    Digital Assistantship, awarded full tuition and stipend for Fall and Spring, 

Global  & Sociocultural Studies Dept. and the African and African Diaspora program, FIU

2014    Awarded full tuition and TA stipend for one year from the Global & Sociocultural Studies 

            Dept., FIU

2013    Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF), Social Science Research Council,

funded by the Andrew Mellon Foundation ($3,865)

2012    Strategic Writing Initiative Teaching Assistantship, English Dept. FIU(3 years)

2012    Departmental Conference Travel Award ($550), Global & Sociocultural Studies Dept., FIU

2011    Awarded full tuition and TA stipend for three years from the Global  & Sociocultural Studies Dept., FIU

2005    Awarded tuition remission, Duke University(2 years)

2004    Recipient of the A. Irving Hallowell Award for Excellence in Sociocultural Anthropology

            ($200),UC San Diego

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE

2020    Member, Student Learning Outcomes Working Group                                               

AMDA College of the Performing Arts

 

2019    Reviewer                                                                                                                              

Fourth World Journal

 

2015-   Indigenous Food Sovereignty Intern 

2017    Center for World Indigenous Studies

 

2013-   Co-editor, Anthropology & Environment Society ENGAGEMENT Blog

2015    The American Anthropological Association

 

2012-   Vice President, Sociology-Anthropology-Geography Graduate Student Association

2014    Florida International University

 

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

2018    Presenter, Virtual Panel. “Salmon People, Biotechnology, and the Politics of Refusal in Coast Salish Territories.” Biennial Meeting of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, Cosponsored by the Society for Visual Anthropology. March.

 

2018    Presenter. Poster Session. “Salmon People in the Age of Biotech Food Production: Mare Nullius, Settler Colonialism, and GMO Salmon Politics in Coast Salish Territories.” Society of Economic Anthropology Annual Meeting: Water and Economy. Tempe, AZ.

 

2016    Presenter, “Articulating Coast Salish Food Sovereignty: Tribal Sovereignty and Alternative Food Geographies in the US Pacific Northwest” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

 

2013    Discussant, Immigrants in Miami Session, Second Annual SAGGSA Graduate Student Conference: Im/Mobilities & Dis/Connections.

 

2012    Presenter, “Growing Movements to Revitalize Traditional Food Economies: Toward a Political Ecology of Diabetes.” Dimensions of Political Ecology, Conference on Nature/Society. University of Kentucky.

 

WORKSHOPS PRESENTED

Summer 2020  “MLA Citation Style,” MSMU

Spring 2020     “How to Apply to Graduate School,”MSMU

Spring 2020     “Resume and LinkedIn: The Job Search’s Dynamic Duo,” MSMU

Spring 2020     “Thriving Not Surviving: Tools for Returning Students,” MSMU

Spring 2020      “Understanding Writing Assignments: Summaries, Reviews, Critiques,” MSMU

Spring 2020     “Approaching the Research Paper and Using APA Citation Style,” MSMU

Spring 2020     “Grammar and Style Toolkit,” MSMU

Fall 2019          “Approaching the Research Paper and Using APA Citation Style,” MSMU

Fall 2019          “Grammar and Style Toolkit,” MSMU

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Since 2012       American Anthropological Association (AAA)

Since 2020       National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)  

                                                          

REFERENCES

Dr. Gail Hollander, Florida International University, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Geography. hollande@fiu.edu

 

Dr. Rod Neumann, Florida International University, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Geography. nuemannr@fiu.edu

 

Dr. Guillermo Grenier, Florida International University, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Sociology. grenierg@fiu.edu

EDUCATION

TEACHING AREAS

Cultural Anthropology

Environmental Anthropology

U.S. Environmental History

Global Environmental History

Race and Ethnicity in U.S.

World History 

Human/Cultural Geography

Native American History

Critical Food Studies

U.S. Anthropology

Indigenous Studies

American Religious History/American Religions

Writing and Composition

2018

Florida International University 

Global and Sociocultural Studies, Geography Track

2007

Duke University

American Religious History

2004

University of California, San Diego

Anthropology, The Study of Religion