Welcome. My name is Lizzy Hare. My research lies at the intersections of environmental anthropology and science and technology studies. I am currently a lecturer at Scripps College and a PhD Candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
My current research project explores how digital technologies, such as computational models, inform and are informed by empirical and material engagements with the land. The fieldwork for this project was primarily conducted in Northwest Indiana, where I worked with a group of scientists who were developing an ecological forecast model that uses paleoecological data to forecast future landscape change, and a group of conservationists who were using that data to inform land management practices. My dissertation explores the competing narratives and ethical claims about what this landscape once was and what it could or should be in the future.
contact me: emhare (at) ucsc . edu