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Date(s) - 11/07/2022
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Cara Loomis recently completed a social anthropology doctorate from the University of Cambridge. She has undertaken ethnographic research in the Central Asian region for the past ten years, focusing on the economic, social, and religious decisions facing those who practice subsistence pastoralism in rural areas of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan. Long-term fieldwork in rural Turkmenistan forms the basis for her doctorate, which looks at how gender and generation, more than differences of wealth or class, have come to act as organizing principles in the Garagum desert of post-Socialist Turkmenistan. Her current research aims to offer an anthropological contribution to ecological research on pastoral land tenure by highlighting how social ties and practices of relatedness support extensive livestock management across large areas of common grazing land.


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