Erin Eldridge

University of North Carolina Charlotte

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Erin R. Eldridge, PhD, is a lecturer of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is a cultural and environmental anthropologist with a background in botany and wildlife and fisheries science. Her research focuses on political-ecological concerns, socio-ecological violence, bureaucracy, and the intersections of development and disasters. Eldridge has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in West Africa, Central America, Appalachia, and her current research focuses on disaster preparedness, relief, and recovery in the Southeastern United States.