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Jacka, Jerry Keith Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Jacka's research focuses on the intersection of development, natural resource management, and the political ecology of land use and land cover change. Since 1998, he has worked in the montane tropics of Papua New Guinea studying the impacts of mining development and economic modernization among indigenous people in western Enga Province. His research highlights the complex entanglements of capitalist development, global environmental conservation, and indigenous livelihoods. Since 2016, Dr. Jacka has conducted research on sustainability in post-mining communities in Colorado.

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  • mining development, political ecology of resource development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, land use and land cover change, indigenous ecological knowledge, conservation and resource management

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Teaching

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  • ANTH 1155 - Exploring Global Cultural Diversity
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines the geography, kinship, politics and religious values of various cultures globally in historical and contemporary context through an anthropological perspective. Check with department for semester offerings. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • ANTH 4020 - Explorations in Anthropology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Special topics in cultural and physical anthropology, as well as archaeology. Check with the department for semester offerings. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as ANTH 5020.
  • ANTH 4500 - Cross-Cultural Aspects of Socioeconomic Development
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines goals of international agencies that support development in underdeveloped countries. Anthropological perspective is provided for such issues as urban planning, health care and delivery, population control, rural development and land reform. Same as ANTH 5500.
  • ANTH 5020 - Explorations in Anthropology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Special topics in cultural and physical anthropology, as well as archaeology. Check with the department for semester offerings. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours. Same as ANTH 4020.
  • ANTH 5500 - Cross-Cultural Aspects of Socioeconomic Development
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines goals of international agencies that support development in underdeveloped countries. Anthropological perspective is provided for such issues as urban planning, health care and delivery, population control, rural development and land reform. Same as ANTH 4500.

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