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David Gilbert

david gilbert

David Gilbert

Research Interests: 
Environmental anthropology, agroforestry, Indonesia


My research takes an environmental anthropology approach to examine in detail how Indonesian forest farmers’ agroforestry practices mediate the political, economic and ecological changes associated with accelerating rural industrialization. Since 2005 I have lived in Indonesia and the Amazon for a total of three years, working on ecological surveys, environmental advocacy and reportage projects. My work has been supported by student grants from Wenner Gren, American Institute for Indonesian Studies and Stanford’s Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, and through fellowships as a National Geographic Young Explorer, Henry Luce Scholar and Fulbright Scholar. I graduated Cum Laude from Claremont McKenna College in 2005 with a BA in Biology.