Dec 4, 2019
Dr. Kaberi Kar Gupta is a Research Affiliate at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and the Founding Director of the Urban Slender Loris Project. While completing her PhD in anthropology (from Arizona State University) studying sexual behavior in non-human primates, and in subsequent conservation work in India and the US, she conducted extensive field research in remote locations including spending a year at a tiger reserve in Southern India with a young daughter in tow. Drawing on her field experience and conversations with colleagues, she co-organized one of the first workshops on sexual harassment in field ecology during the 2001 meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology. She remains engaged in addressing issues of various forms of harassment in academia and non-academic settings especially in fields related to nature conservation . As an interdisciplinary scholar, her current work focuses on issues of nature education, environmental equity, and community based conservation in India and the US. She recently received the Paul Shin aware for unsung heroes of science education and communication from the Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS).