Pastoral scene


Resident Program Fellows, 2011–2012

Program Fellows

Roseann Cohen completed her PhD in Environmental Studies (Latin American & Latino Studies) at UC/Santa Cruz in 2010 and is currently a Research Associate in Anthropology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. While as Yale, she lans to turn her dissertation into a book entitled Uprooted Ecologies: Rebuilding Relations between People, Plants, and Land in Time of Ongoing Dispossession in Cartagena, Colombia.Dario Gaggio is an Associate Professor of History, University of Michigan. He directed the Center for European Studies at the European Union Center until this past year. Gaggio received his PhD in History from Northwestern University in 1999. During his year here at the Program in Agrarian Studies he will finish his book, Beyond the Tuscan Sun: Agriculture and the Landscape Beautiful from Fascist Ruralism to Rural Tourism.Arupjyoti Saikia will use his time at the Program in Agrarian Studies to complete a manuscript on the agrarian and ecological history of Assam, the northeastern state of India. He is currently an Associate Professor in History at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. Dr. Saikia received his PhD in history from University of Delhi in 2002Ling Zhang is currently working on her book project entitled China’s Sorrow or the Yellow River’s Sorrow? An Environmental History of the Yellow River. She completed her PhD in Chinese Studies from University of Cambridge in 2008, and is an assistant professor of History at Boston College.

Visiting Fellow

Daisuke Naito received a PhD in 2008 from the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies at Kyoto University. Since 2008 he has been a Research Fellow with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Kyoto University and the University of California at Santa Cruz. The same organization funds his work at Yale, where he is conducting a comparative analysis of forest impacts in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, Sabah, Malaysia, and Oaxaca, Mexico, focusing on land use and management, forest resources, and indigenous rights.