Graduate student research positions available at East Carolina University 

Meet Cindy

I am a cultural anthropologist with a focus on applied environmental anthropology.  I hold a joint position between the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) and the Department of Anthropology at East Carolina University.  I received a M.A. in Marine Affairs and Policy from the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami in 2006, and a Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida in 2012.  My research interests include political ecology, marine resource management, traditional ecological knowledge, social-ecological systems, and cooperative resource management and institutions.

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Research Projects

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Fisheries Social-ecological Systems

Political Ecology of Fisheries Management in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Community resilience: disaster and climate change

Examining Community Perceptions of Resilience…

Community & stakeholder participation

Investigating Drivers of Stormwater Flooding in Coastal Communities: A Citizen Science Project

Future Projects

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Publications

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Finding voices in the floods of Freedom Hill: innovating solutions in Princeville, North Carolina

Grace-McCaskey, C. A., Pearce, S. C., Harris, L., Corra, M., & Evans, K. J. (2021) Finding voices in the floods of Freedom Hill: innovating solutions in Princeville, North Carolina. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 1-11.

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US Virgin Islands Fishing Community Resilience: Informing a Research Agenda

Yandle, T., Sweeney Tookes, J., & Grace-McCaskey, C.A.(2020)  US Virgin Islands Fishing Community Resilience: Informing a Research Agenda. Coastal Management, 1-24.

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Lessons learned from public participation in hydrologic engineering projects

Etheridge, J.R., Manda, A.K., Grace-McCaskey, C.A., Allen, T., & Hao, H.(2019)  Lessons learned from public participation in hydrologic engineering projects. Hydrological Sciences Journal 65(3):325-334. DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2019.1700420.

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