UAC Courses: ANTH 1000 (Introduction to Anthropology), ANTH 4186 (Human Ecology)
Office Location: U861
Prior to joining The University of Utah Asia Campus, Dr. Kathrine Cagat taught anthropology courses at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, England and Monterey Peninsula College in California. She received her PhD in Anthropology and Sociology from SOAS. Her doctoral research examined the fraught relationship between heritage conservation and rural development in Ifugao, Philippines. At SOAS, Dr. Cagat helped initiate and co-organize the inaugural SOAS Food Studies Centre Postgraduate Research Workshop. With the University of Cambridge’s Evans Fund and the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s Post-PhD Grant, Dr. Cagat has been able to conduct postdoctoral research on the political ecology of road projects in Ifugao. Dr. Cagat’s research interests are rooted in anthropological studies that explore connected aspects of environment, technology, culture and society in how communities respond to environmental transformations and challenges. Dr. Cagat hails from California and enjoys hiking, surfing, visiting art museums and attending dance performances.