- Areas of Speciality
- Ph.D. Biological Anthropology
- First Year In the Program
- Biological Anthropology
Lori Fields is a Ph.D. student in Biological Anthropology, working under the direction of Dr. Sharon Gursky-Doyen. Lori’s research interests are in ethnoprimatology, the study of human-nonhuman primate interactions. Her doctoral research will explore the relationships between people and two nonhuman primates in the Visayan region of the Philippines: the tarsier (Tarsius syrichta) and the long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis). To more closely examine the multifaceted nature of these interactions, she will be investigating the role of indigenous knowledge and ecotourism and how they relate to attitudes toward primates, the environment, and conservation efforts. — Aside from these research interests, Lori is also interested in American Indian issues, working with students from underrepresented populations, and developing effective teaching skills. In the future, she plans to become more involved with community education in the Philippines and extending research, and conservation, efforts to other islands.