Catherine H. Knott


PhD, 1993, Anthropology & Natural Resources
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Office: Bayview Hall, Room 116 (KPC Campus)
Phone: 907 235 1612

CatherineKnottPhotoCatherine H. Knott received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Yale University, and her doctorate in Anthropology and Natural Resources from Cornell University. She is a cultural and applied anthropologist with interests in linguistic anthropology as well. She focused on land use conflicts and traditional ecological knowledge, ranging from her work in forestry and agriculture in West Africa, to forestry and conservation issues in the Adirondacks, to her recent work in the Bristol Bay region of Alaska with Dr. Alan Boraas. Together they published Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Characterization of the Indigenous Cultures of the Nushagak and Kyichak Watersheds, Alaska, a part of the Risk Assessment of the Bristol Bay region conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Knott has also published a book, Living with the Adirondack Forest with Cornell University Press (1998), and is working on a draft of a new book, Sansanding: A Sojourn in Mali. Prior to coming to Alaska, Dr. Knott was the North America Program Director for HEIFER International, and also worked with the International Society for Ecology and Culture.