Christian Palmer is an instructor of Anthropology at Windward Community College. His research in environmental anthropology examines tourism, conservation, and surf culture in Brazil and Hawaii. He has also looked at the intersection of culture and the environment through community based conservation and development in extractive reserve in the Brazilian Amazon and Hawaiian ethnobotany. He has graduate degrees from University of California, Santa Cruz and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences.
“I am an environmental anthropologist interested in understanding how public spaces reflect cultural values and shape people’s understanding and relationship to the environment. My educational background includes social and natural sciences and I try to bring these two together to understand and address complex human relationships to the environment.”
Interests: indigenous wisdom, social justice
UN SDG’s: SDG 4 Quality Education, SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities, SDG 11 Sustaianble Cities & Communities, SDG 12 Responsible Consumption