Robert K. Hitchcock

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Robert K. Hitchcock "is the Chair of the Anthropology Department at Michigan State University. Dr. Hitchcock is a former Vice-Chair of Anthropology and Geography at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as well as the past Coordinator of African Studies and Conflict and Conflict Resolution Studies at UNL. Hitchcock received his B.A. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in Anthropology and History, in 1971, his M.A. in Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1977, and his Ph.D. in cultural anthropology at the University of New Mexico in 1982. Over the past several decades, Hitchcock has served as a cultural anthropologist, archaeologist, and development consultant on issues ranging from indigenous peoples’ rights and land use planning to social impact analysis and community-based natural resource management, particularly in Africa and North America. His focal areas of concern are human ecology, international socioeconomic development, human rights of indigenous peoples, women, refugees, and minorities, and conflict resolution." [1]

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  1. Directors, Grassland Foundation, accessed May 27, 2010.