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Stephen Wooten

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  • Title: Associate Professor; Joint Appointment with Department of International Studies
  • Phone: (541) 346-5299
  • Office: 354 PLC
  • Office Hours: M/W 11 am to 12 noon or by appointment. Send an email request.
  • Interests: local-global dynamics, agrarian change, expressive culture

Education

B.A., Massachusetts-Amherst (1986); M.A., University of Illinois (1993); Ph.D., University of Illinois (1997)

Research

Stephen R. Wooten is a sociocultural anthropologist whose research interests include: political economy and ecology, local food systems and expressive culture. Dr. Wooten has been conducting ethnographic field research in Mali since 1992 and has recently begun a study of urban agriculture in Eugene. His research publications include: “Colonial Administration and the Ethnography of the Family in the French Soudan” in Cahiers d’etudes africaines, “Antelope Headdresses and Champion Farmers: Negotiating Meaning and Identity through the Bamana Ciwara Complex” in African Arts and “Losing Ground: Gender Relations, Commercial Horticulture and Threats to Local Plant Diversity in Rural Mali” in an edited volume entitled: Women and Plants: Gender Relations in Biodiversity Management and Conservation. His book The Art of Livelihood: Creating Expressive Agri-Culture in Rural Mali explores the creativity of rural Bamana people. Dr. Wooten has been at UO since 2001.