Kindra Jesse De’Arman (ABD) is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Oregon specializing in organizational and environmental sociology, public land management, and qualitative methods.
Kindra’s research uses sociological theory and methods to analyze public land management decision-making. Her dissertation examines the scientific, legal, bureaucratic, and cultural factors that guide the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro program’s decision-making. Additional research topics include the role of public comments in U.S. Forest Service management decisions and forestry education’s incorporation of interdisciplinary content. As a settler scholar, she is particularly interested in how settler land management institutions engage with Indigenous communities on which whose land they are federally assigned to manage.
At the University of Oregon, she taught an in-person 300-level Environmental Sociology course in the fall of 2019 and an online 300-level Research Methods course in the summer of 2020.
In addition to her academic pursuits, Kindra is also a podium trail runner and enjoys spending as much time outside as possible.