Expertise and Interests
Environmental Anthropology, Gender and Development, Indigeneity, Territorial Rights,
Conservation, Voluntourism and Sustainability, Social Justice, Applied and Engaged
Anthropology, Applied Qualitative Methods, Central America,US
Dr. Brondo's scholarship contributes to basic research, theory, and application in
the areas of 1) the anthropology of environment and development; 2) the anthropology
of work; and 3) gender and social justice. Her international research focuses on
the relationship between indigenous rights, tourism development, and territorial control
in Honduras' Garifuna communities. Her current project in Utila, Honduras, developened
in consultation with Honduran environmental NGOs emphasizes enhancing collaborative
conservation through research voluntourism. In the United States, Brondo's work centers
on gender equity in anthropological careers; collaborative research on the interconnection
between parks, people, and conservation; and green infrastructure in the City of Memphis.
Most recently, she and her students have been exploring the relationship between public
fisheries in Shelby Farms Park and regional food security. Dr. Brondo is also the
founder of an interdisciplinary reading group for faculty and graduate students interested
in "Gender, Justice, and the Environment Issues."
2013 Brondo, Keri Vacanti. Land Grab: Green Neoliberalism, Gender, and Garifuna Resistance. University of Arizona Press.
2012 Brondo, Keri Vacanti and Linda Bennett. Career Subjectivities in American Anthropology:
Gender, Practice, and Resistance. American Athropologist. 114(4): 598-610.
2011 Brondo, Keri Vacanti and Natalie Bown. Neoliberal Conservation, Garifuna Territorial Rights, and Resource Management in the
Cayos Cochinos Protected Area. Conservation & Society. 9(2): 91-105.
2010 Brondo, Keri Vacanti. When Mestizo Becomes (Like) Indio...or is it Garifuna?:
Negotiating Indigeneity and 'Making Place' on Honduras' North Coast. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology. 15(1): 171-194.
2010 Brondo, Keri Vacanti. Practicing Anthropology in a Time of Crisis: 2009 Year
in Review. American Anthropologist. 112(2): 208-218.