Grad Student Directory

Joseph R Klein
  • Title
    • PhD Candidate
    • SEACoast Center Dissertation Fellow
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 1, Office 327
  • Mail Stop Social Sciences 1 Faculty Services

Research Interests

I study coastal transformations, marine product supply chains, and the relationship between economic and environmental collapse in Eastern Indonesia, focusing on the live coral trade for the global aquarium industry. 

Biography, Education and Training

2016   M.A. University of California, Santa Cruz, Anthropology
2013   B.A. Beloit College, Anthropology & Biology (minor), Magna cum laude

Honors, Awards and Grants

SEACoast Center Dissertation Fellowship, 2019
American Institute for Indonesian Studies CAORC Fellowship, 2019
Wenner Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant, 2017
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, 2017
Aarhus University Research Foundation Visiting Scholar Fellowship, 2017
NSF / Danish National Research Foundation GROW Award, 2017
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, 2014-2019

Teaching Interests

Economic Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology, Queer & Feminist Theory, Ethnography, Human-Ocean Interaction, Political Ecology, Fisheries and Marine Conservation, Science and Technology Studies (STS), Maritime Southeast Asia