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Affiliation: 
University of Arizona
Title: 
Assistant Research Anthropologist
Department: 
Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology
Expertise: 
Environmental anthropology, environmental education; Native American natural and cultural resources management; community development; and social impact assessment

Biography

Diane Austin has special interests in applied anthropology; environmental anthropology; environmental education; Native American natural and cultural resources management; community development; and social impact assessment. She specializes in developing and implementing participatory research methodologies and is presently studying the history and evolution of the offshore oil and gas industry in southern Louisiana, revegetation and community development along the Arizona-Sonora border, and environmental management in tribal communities.