Elizabeth "Lisa" Brazelton
Lisa is a BioCultural Medical Anthropology PhD student with a research interest in both present-day and traditional hemp cultivation. She is seeking a cross-cultural examination of hemp’s multifaceted role in the areas of health (medicinally), economics, and the environment (as a bioremediation crop). Themes related to this study include decolonization, indigenous perspective and worldview, diversity, sovereignty, resiliency, and poverty. She holds an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of West Florida and B.A.s in both International Studies and Anthropology. Her work includes ethnography among the Oglala Lakota for her M.A. and career status with the National Park Service as both a Park Ranger and Archaeologist. She is also the Graduate Assistant for the UA’s Anthropology Department’s new Decolonization Committee, part of UA’s Graduate Museum Studies Certificate Program, an active member of HBERG— Human Behavioral Ecology Research Group, a graduate mentor with UA’s Tide Together Program, and a UA hemp testing volunteer through Biological Sciences.