Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon. I am currently conducting research in Bamako, Mali, West Africa. My research is focused on how wildlife is used in two different markets; one for "traditional" medicine, the other for tourist goods. In short, I am using wildlife as a "lens" onto the processes and interactions of globalization. This blog allows me to share my research and interests with faculty, friends and family. Enjoy!