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					                         Leah Sophie Horowitz, Ph.D.

                   Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
                         Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
                              New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551
                                  Phone: +1 (732) 932-9383
                             Email: horowitz@cook.rutgers.edu


CURRENT POSITION

Post-Doctoral Associate. Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources,
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. August 2008-present.


RESEARCH INTERESTS

Socio-political dimensions of mining, biodiversity conservation, and climate change.
Specialist in Melanesia. Additional fieldwork in Africa, Asia, Australia, U.S.A.


EDUCATION

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
Ph.D., Cultural Geography (School of Resources, Environment and Society), Dec. 2003.
Thesis: Stranger in One’s Own Home: A Micropolitical Ecological Analysis of the
Engagements of Kanak Villagers with a Multinational Mining Project in New Caledonia.
       Examination of intra-community conflicts surrounding Kanak villagers’ economic
       and ecological expectations of a multinational mining project.
              Passed with no revisions required.

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
M.Phil., Environment and Development (Department of Geography), Oct. 1996.
Dissertation: Common Knowledge: Integrating Indigenous Resource Management with
Wildlife Conservation, a Case Study of Batang Ai National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia.
        Field-researched study of Iban land management and forest classification systems;
        evaluation of park’s co-management program.
                First Class.

Amherst College, Amherst, MA, USA.
B.A., Conservation and Development in the Third World (Interdisciplinary), May 1994.
Senior Honors Thesis: World Enough and Time? Integrating Environmental Conservation
and Economic Development in Madagascar.
       Appraisal of ecotourism and sustainable agriculture projects at three protected areas,
       based on independent fieldwork in Madagascar.
              Thesis grade: A.
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JOURNAL ARTICLES

Horowitz, L.S. in press. Environmental violence and crises of legitimacy. Political
   Geography.

Horowitz, L.S. 2008. Destroying God’s creation or using what He provided?: Cultural
   models of a mining project in New Caledonia. Human Organization 67(3): 292-306.

Horowitz, L.S. 2008. “It’s up to the clan to protect”: Cultural heritage and the
   micropolitical ecology of conservation in New Caledonia. The Social Science
   Journal 45(2): 258-278.

Horowitz, L. 2006. Editorial: Section 2: Mining and sustainable development. Journal of
   Cleaner Production 14(3-4): 307-308.

Horowitz, L. and F. Solomon 2005. Make mine certification: A new co-operative project
   between mining companies and NGOs is looking to set an exam for mine sites to
   show they pass muster. Ethical Investor 42 (March 2005): 33.

Horowitz, L.S. 2004. Toward a viable independence? The Koniambo Project and the
   political economy of mining in New Caledonia. The Contemporary Pacific 16(2):
   287-319.

Horowitz, L.S. 2003. La micropolitique de la mine en Nouvelle-Calédonie. Journal de la
   Société des Océanistes 117(2): 255-271.

Horowitz, L. 2002. Daily, immediate conflicts: An analysis of villagers’ arguments about
   a multinational nickel mining project in New Caledonia. Oceania 73(1): 35-55.

Maschia, M.B., J.P. Brosius, T.A. Dobson, B.C. Forbes, L. Horowitz, M.A. McKean, N.J.
   Turner 2003. Editorial: Conservation and the social sciences. Conservation Biology
   17(3): 649-650.

Horowitz, L.S. 2001. Perceptions of nature and responses to environmental degradation
   in New Caledonia. Ethnology 40(3): 237-250.

Horowitz, L.S. 1998. Integrating indigenous resource management with wildlife
   conservation: A case study of Batang Ai National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. Human
   Ecology 26(3): 371-403.




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BOOK CHAPTERS

Horowitz, L.S. in press. « Exploiter » ou « gérer » la création de Dieu ? Modèles culturels
    dans un projet minier en Nouvelle-Calédonie. in E. Faugère and I. Merle (eds.) La
    Nouvelle-Calédonie, vers un destin commun ? Nouveaux terrains, nouveaux enjeux.
    Karthala, Paris.

Horowitz, L.S. and Batterbury, S. 2007. New Caledonia. Pp. 1234-1235 in P. Robbins
   (ed.) The encyclopedia of environment and society. Sage, Thousand Oaks,
   California, London and New Delhi.

Horowitz, L.S. 2004. Réserver sa place : Définitions kanak du concept de « réserve » de
   ressources naturelles vivantes. Pp. 141-148 in J.-M. Lebigre and P.M. Decoudras
   (eds.) Les Aires protégées insulaires et littorales tropicales, CRET, Collection « Îles
   et archipels » No 32, Bordeaux.

Horowitz, L.S. 2003. Espaces, espèces, esprits : La « nature » et l’identité culturelle
   kanak contemporaine. Pp. 139-152 in H. Mokaddem (ed.) Approches autour de
   culture et nature dans le Pacifique Sud, Expressions, Nouméa.


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Horowitz, L.S. 2008. Environmental violence and crises of legitimacy in New Caledonia.
   SRI Paper No. 14. Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and
   Environment, University of Leeds.

Horowitz, L. 2002. Kanak people’s engagements with a multinational nickel mining
   project in New Caledonia. RMAP Working Paper No. 30. Resource Management in
   Asia-Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra.

Horowitz, L. 2000. Book review of En pays kanak. Ethnologie, linguistique, archéologie,
   histoire de la Nouvelle-Calédonie. Journal of Pacific History 35(3): 330-331.




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UNPUBLISHED REPORTS

Horowitz, L.S. 2008. The Social Context of Mining at Ouinné, Yaté County, New
   Caledonia. Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland,
   Brisbane, Australia.

Horowitz, L.S. 2008. The Social Context of Mining on the Bogota Peninsula, Canala
   County, New Caledonia. Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of
   Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Solomon, F., P. Schiavi, L. Horowitz, A. Rouse and M. Rae 2006. Hard Thinking: The
    Mining Certification Evaluation Project Final Report. WWF-Australia, Melbourne.

Horowitz, L.S. 2001. Étude de faisabilité sur le thème de la création d’un parc naturel
   dans les îles Loyauté. Loyalty Islands Province, New Caledonia.

Horowitz, L.S. and G.-V. Remond 2000. Étude environnementale de base, volet Étude du
   patrimoine paysager. Falconbridge, Nouméa, New Caledonia.

Horowitz, L.S. 1997. Encroachment on Protected Areas by Small-Scale Actors: An
   Examination of the Issues. Conservation International, Washington, D.C., USA.




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TEACHING EXPERIENCE: UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

Visiting Lecturer in Sustainable Development. Sustainability Research Institute,
School of Earth & Environment, University of Leeds. January 2006-August 2008.
Taught the following courses:

Environment and Development: Principles of Political Ecology.
Master’s level course. January-May 2008.
       Designed and taught course that explored the theoretical basis for political
       ecology and its relevance to both academic and applied research.

Environmental Research: Techniques, Principles and Practices.
Third year undergraduate level. January-May 2008.
       Contributed series of workshops and guided students in research project on social
       and environmental impacts of mining, in team-taught course.

Environment and Society.
First year undergraduate level. September-December 2006.
        Contributed lecture series to team-taught course that explored theories and policy
        debates related to interactions between human societies and natural environments.

Environmental Philosophies and Design.
Master’s and Ph.D. student level. September-December 2006.
       Led postgraduate seminar on influences of pre-existing assumptions and
       theoretical frameworks on environmental policy.

Learning, Communication and Data Analysis Skills.
First year undergraduate level. September-December 2006.
        Contributed series of lectures and workshops to team-taught course, set and
        marked assignments, closely followed progress of tutorial group.

Critical Issues in Sustainable Development.
Third year undergraduate level. January-May 2006.
       Contributed series of lectures on Free, Prior and Informed Consent in the mining
       industry; set and marked essays and oral presentations for team-taught course.

Poverty, Environment and Sustainable Development.
Second year undergraduate level. January-May 2006.
      Designed and taught course with lectures and seminars. Covered relationships
      between poverty and environmental degradation, development theory, critiques of
      sustainable development.

Practical Approaches to Sustainable Development.
Master’s level. January-May 2006.
       Contributed case study of social impacts of mining in New Caledonia to team-
       taught postgraduate course evaluating sustainable development strategies.


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TEACHING EXPERIENCE: OTHER UNIVERSITIES

Applied Anthropology. Sessional Lecturer.
School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies.
University of Melbourne, Australia. July-December 2005.
       Designed upper-level course, lectured, led seminars and evaluated student work.
       This course covered: history of applied anthropology, methodologies (including
       Action Research), ethical issues, advocacy, policy research on social issues,
       environmental anthropology, development theories, Social Impact Assessment.

Project Management and Design. Teaching Assistant for Postgraduates.
School of Anthropology, Geography and Environmental Studies.
University of Melbourne, Australia. March-June 2004.
       Led discussions, assisted Master’s students to prepare oral presentations and
       written papers, and evaluated their work. This course focused on the cycle of
       development projects and interrogated the sustainability of development.

Issues in Development. Teaching Assistant for Postgraduates.
School of International Development.
Melbourne University Private, Australia. March-June 2004.
        Contributed discussion material and participated in debates with students. This
        internet-based course analyzed trends in and issues surrounding development.

Culture and Globalisation. Teaching Assistant for Undergraduates.
Department of Anthropology.
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. March-June 2003.
      Led discussions and marked assignments for over 90 students, finding creative
      ways to bring the course material to life and engaging the students in discussions
      and debates. Provided comprehensive comments on students’ writing assignments
      and oral presentations as well as on rough and final drafts of final essays.


SUPERVISION OF MASTER’S DISSERTATIONS

Bangura, Ahmed. 2006.
MSc in Sustainability (Ecological Economics).
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
       Socio-economic consequences of artisanal and small-scale diamond mining in
       Sierra Leone. Case study: Kono District.

Busch, Anika. 2006.
MA in Sustainable Development.
School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
       New Caledonia’s bid for World Heritage listing of its coral reefs: chances and
       obstacles on the way to co-management of marine resources.



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EMPLOYMENT AS A RESEARCHER

Post-Doctoral Associate
Rutgers University. August 2008-present.
      Conducting social science component of EPA Grant: “Risk factors for West Nile
      Virus: the role of biodiversity in the ecology of hosts, vectors and humans.”

Social Consultant
University of Queensland, Australia. January-February 2008, June 2008.
       Conducted desk-top reviews of the socio-cultural and politico-economic context
       of mining at two locations in New Caledonia.

Research Consultant
Law Faculty, University of Melbourne, Australia. August-December 2005.
      Created case studies of protected area co-management models.

Project Officer, Mining Certification Evaluation Project
WWF-Australia, Melbourne, Australia. March 2004-June 2005.
       Researched feasibility of evaluating environmental and social performance of
       mine sites, conducted field trials, wrote and edited papers.

UNESCO World Heritage Advocate
Corail Vivant, Nouméa, New Caledonia. November-December 2001.
       Translated Request for World Heritage Listing for New Caledonia’s coral reefs.

Environmental Conservation Consultant
Centre d’Initiation à l’Environnement, New Caledonia. June 2000-April 2001.
      Conducted detailed social feasibility study for the creation of a network of
      protected areas building on local initiatives.

Human Geography Consultant
Falconbridge, Koné, New Caledonia. December 1999-May 2000.
      Co-authored Landscape Heritage baseline study for mining project: survey
      questionnaire on landscape values, semi-structured interviews about taboo places.

Community-Based Enterprise Consultant
Biodiversity Conservation Network, Washington, D.C. April-May 1998.
      Created annotated bibliography and database on community-based enterprise.

Knowledge Manager
Environment Department, The World Bank, Washington, D.C. February-April 1998.
      Assembled, reviewed and catalogued documents on conservation projects.

Ecoregions Consultant
World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C. July-Sept. 1997, Dec. 1997-Jan. 1998.
      Researched and created ecoregion biodiversity profiles.


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EMPLOYMENT AS A RESEARCHER (CONTINUED)

Protected Areas Consultant
Policy Department, Conservation International, Washington, D.C. Sept.-Dec. 1997.
       Wrote research paper on encroachment on parks with case study in Guatemala.

Fisheries Policy Consultant
Policy Department, Conservation International, Washington, D.C. June-July 1997.
       Studied food fish, aquarium fish and aquaculture industries.

Program Assistant
Marine Program, Conservation International, Washington, D.C. January-June 1997.
      Wrote review of marine protected areas, compiled profiles of CI marine projects.

SERVICE TO UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY

Media Interviews
      Scienceline, New York. March 2009.
      SBS French Radio, Melbourne. March 2004.

Topic Editor
Encyclopedia of Earth. December 2008-present.
      Minerals and mining.
      Natural resource management and policy.

SRI Representative
Science Museum, London. February 2008.
       Participated in brainstorming sessions for design of Climate Change exhibit.

Peer Review
      WWF Kathryn Fuller Fellowship. Proposal referee. 2006-present.
      Human Ecology. 1998-present.

Principal Investigator, Gender and Refugee Research
University of Melbourne. January 2006-present.
       Leading socio-legal research into the processing of refugees in Australia.

Study Abroad Program Coordinator
University of Leeds. January 2006-August 2008.

Researcher, Gender and Refugee Policy
Amnesty International, Melbourne. January-December 2005.

Green Officer
Darwin College, University of Cambridge. October 1995-September 1996.
      Elected to position, coordinated efforts to reduce college’s ecological footprint.


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GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Groupement de Recherche du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,
Nouvelle-Calédonie : Enjeux sociaux contemporains.
      2007.          Grant of €500 for organization of panel at Association of
                     American Geographers conference.
      2006.          Grant of €2,000 for flight to New Caledonia for fieldwork.

University of Leeds.
      2006.          Grant of registration and travel expenses for American
                     Anthropological Association conference.
      2006.          Grant of £1,000 for fieldwork in New Caledonia.

Australian National University.
      1999-2001.     Grants totaling A$4,000 for doctoral fieldwork.
      1998-2003.     International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Merit-based;
                     covered fees and tuition.
      1998-2002.     ANU Ph.D. Scholarship. Provided a living allowance.


ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELDWORK

Yaté and Nouméa, New Caledonia, June-September 2006.
      Indigenous environmental protest group targeting multinational mining project.

Voh-Koné area, New Caledonia, June-July 2003.
     Relationships between fundamentalist beliefs and environmental attitudes.

Voh-Koné area, New Caledonia, January-May 2000; June-December 2001.
     Long-term research in towns and villages on residents’ responses to mining.

Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, June-September 2000.
      Compatibility of local conservation initiatives with government’s goals.

Batang Ai National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia, May-July 1996.
      Customary and formal resource management systems near national park.

Ranomafana, Amber Mountain, and Berenty, Madagascar, May-August 1993.
     Conservation-Development Projects: sustainable agriculture, ecotourism.


LANGUAGES

Fluent: English, French, Spanish. Intermediate: Portuguese.




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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Association of American Geographers. Panel Organizer. San Francisco, April 2007.
       Engaged political ecologies: toward advocacy and policy relevance.

American Anthropological Association. Invited Session. San Jose, November 2006.
      Cultural heritage and the (micro)political ecology of conservation in New
      Caledonia.

American Anthropological Association. Washington, D.C., November 2005.
      No consensus on consent? Debates surrounding the issue of “Free, Prior and
      Informed Consent” in a mining context.

Society for Applied Anthropology. Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 2005.
       “It’s up to the clan to protect”: A micropolitical-ecological examination of local
       approaches to conservation in New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands.

American Anthropological Association. Chicago, Illinois, November 2003.
      “If the spirits don’t agree...”: The micropolitics of taboo places and ancestral
      spirits in the context of a mining project in New Caledonia.

Society for Conservation Biology. Canterbury, England, July 2002.
       Evaluating the trade-off: Local people’s concerns about the ecological
       consequences of a multinational mining project in New Caledonia.

Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania. Auckland, New Zealand, Feb. 2002.
      Spaces, species, spirits: Are Kanak and Western methods of “nature conservation”
      compatible?

C.O.R.A.I.L. Nouméa, New Caledonia, December 2001.
      La « nature » et l’identité culturelle kanak contemporaine.

« Aires Protégées » Insulaires et Littorales. Nouméa, New Caledonia, October 2001.
       Réserver sa place : Définitions kanak du concept de « réserve » de ressources
       naturelles vivantes.

American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, California, November 2000.
      Money, mining, and micropolitics: Intracommunity tensions concerning expected
      benefits from a multinational mining project in New Caledonia.


ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC AFFILIATION

Resource Management in Asia Pacific Program. Program Associate.
      Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. October 2003-present.




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SELECTED GUEST LECTURES AND SEMINARS

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, September 2008.
      Environmental violence and crises of legitimacy in New Caledonia.

Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom, December 2007.
      Eye of the country: the micropolitical ecology of an indigenous environmental
      protest group in New Caledonia.

University of Durham, United Kingdom, September 2006.
      Landscape heritage: assessing social impacts of mining in New Caledonia.

University of Melbourne, Australia, October 2005.
      Assessing the viability of independence: Social Impact Assessment and the
      political economy of mining in New Caledonia.

University of Melbourne, Australia, August 2005.
      Only yes means yes: gender issues surrounding Free, Prior and Informed Consent
      and the mining industry.

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, September 2004.
     Evaluating the tradeoff: local understandings of the economic benefits and
     ecological costs of a mining project in New Caledonia.

La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, September 2003.
      Disagreements over environmental consequences of mining in New Caledonia.

La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, March 2003.
      Can Kanak and Western understandings of “nature conservation” be reconciled?

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. Paris, France, June 2002.
       La micropolitique de la mine en Nouvelle-Calédonie.

Université de la Nouvelle-Calédonie, Nouméa, New Caledonia, June 2001.
      La conservation de l’environnement et la justice sociale en Nouvelle-Calédonie.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Anthropological Association. Anthropology & Environment Section.

Groupement de Recherche Nouvelle-Calédonie : Enjeux sociaux contemporains.

Society for Applied Anthropology.

Society for Conservation Biology Social Science Working Group.


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