Patricia Clay As to the professional stuff: I'm a recent Ph.D. from Indiana University. I did my fieldwork in Venezuela with small-scale fishers and cooperatives. I taught for a year at IUPUI in Indianapolis, and currently work for the National Marine Fisheries Service, the government agency that oversees regulation of marine fishing. I'm based at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA. Before grad school, I did a stint as as member of the Planning Dept. of a regional development corporation in Venezuela. Other stuff: I got into anthropology at least in part because we lived abroad a lot when I was growing up -- Ghana, France, Venezuela (which was how I chose my fieldwork site). I love to sing (art song, opera, folk music, spirituals). I read science fiction and fantasy compulsively (from cyberpunk to classics like Asimov and Bradbury and C.L. Moore to sword & sorcery). In between I read poetry, social theory, anything by J.D. Salinger or autobiographical writings by Richard Feinman, and whatever else happens to catch my fancy. I speak Spanish and French, and originally planned to be a linguistic anthropologist, not a applied fisheries person -- shows how life turns out unexpectedly! I love to cook and bake, but tend to be lazy about food on a day to day basis, saving my efforts for family feasts and dinner parties. Guess that covers the basics!
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