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Drew Gerkey

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Research Keywords

  • Anthropology
  • Environmental History
  • Natural Resources
  • Policy

Research Summary

My research synthesizes perspectives from environmental and evolutionary anthropology to examine the emergence and stability of cooperation. I explore the dynamic tension between individual and collective interests. Using a mixed-method ethnographic approach, I examine cooperation in diverse contexts and explore links across multiple scales of human-environment interaction, including: subsistence activities, food-sharing networks, common-pool resources, institutions, and social movements. I have conducted 22 months of ethnographic research with salmon fishers and reindeer herders on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East of Siberia. I am also beginning research with Alaskan Native salmon fishers in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Region. On both sides of the Pacific, I synthesize scientific and engaged anthropology to generate insights that enhance the sustainable and just use of natural resources.


Drew Gerkey's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

University of Washington
Box 353100
Department of Anthropology
United States of America

Phone: 651.491.3001

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Drew Gerkey is currently collaborating on 1 GHEA project

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