Phone: (970) 491-5687
Office: Clark B209
Office Hours: Wed. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., or by appointment
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Dr. Pickering’s research interests focus on political economy and the effects of globalization, the socially embedded nature of the economy, and the role of local institutions in the construction of the world-system, both currently and through history.
Dr. Pickering’s research on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian Reservations in South Dakota involves issues of economic development, time allocation, social network analysis, access to credit, and welfare reform. She worked as a legal services attorney in Pine Ridge and is interested in comparative legal systems, alternative dispute resolution, and the economic effects of legal structures. She has published a book entitled Lakota Culture, World Economy, and has work in Rural Sociology, Journal of Economic Issues, Research in Human Capital and Development, Human Ecology and American Indian Culture and Research Journal.
Ph.D. in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1996
M.A. in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1991
J.D. New York University School of Law, New York, 1984
B.A. in History, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1980
ANTH 200, Cultures and the Global System
ANTH 413, Indigenous Peoples Today
ANTH 414, Development in Indian Country
ANTH 415, Indigenous Ecologies and the Modern World
ANTH 449, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation