I was born in Detroit, Michigan to Jewish parents and attended Jewish day and public schools in the suburbs. I received a BA in American Culture-Ethnic Studies from the University of Michigan in 1999 and an MA and PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa in 2005 and 2008. I am currently an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Portland State University (PSU) and a Senior Fellow at The Mountain Institute. I am also an affiliate faculty at PSU in The School of the Environment, Indigenous Nations Studies and the Institute for Asian Studies.

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