Name: Benedict J. Colombi, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, American Indian Studies, Affiliate Associate Professor, School of Anthropology, School of Geography and Development, School of Natural Resources and Environment; Faculty Director, Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs, The Graduate College
Affiliation: University of Arizona
Bio: Benedict J. Colombi, Ph.D. is Faculty Director of the University of Arizona’s Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) and Associate Professor of American Indian Studies and Affiliate Associate Professor of the School of Anthropology, School of Geography and Development, and School of Natural Resources and Environment. He also holds a Faculty Appointment with the Institute of Environment, a center for disciplinary and interdisciplinary environmental and climate change research at the University of Arizona. His area of specialization lies at the interface of complex human-environmental problems (i.e. energy, water, climate, fisheries, etc.). He also pursues interests in expanding his research to include Southwestern Indigenous people and watersheds), complimented with field studies of local-Indigenous resources/management in the United States, Canada, Russia, Iceland, Norway, Japan, and Mexico.