Benedict J. Colombi, Ph.D.
I am Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona, with affiliate faculty appointments in the School of Anthropology and the School of Natural Resources and Environment.  I am also a Faculty Member in the Institute of the Environment, a center for disciplinary and interdisciplinary environmental and climate change research at the University of Arizona.  My specialization lies at the interface of American Indian natural resources management, cultural and environmental sustainability, and globalization, and I am writing several articles and developing a book based on recent research with the Nez Perce Tribe about large dams, Pacific salmon, and the world-economy in the Columbia River Basin.  I also sustain interests in expanding my research to include Southwestern watersheds and combining field sites in Russia, Canada, Norway, Tasmania, Chile, and the United States.