Kindra Jesse De’Arman (ABD) is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Oregon specializing in environmental sociology, public land management, public participation in Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), and qualitative methods.
Kindra’s research engages such topics as the role public comments have in affecting U.S. Forest Service management decisions, to what extent forestry education incorporates contemporary interdisciplinary content, and how college students think about interrelating environmental and social factors that shape their lives. 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. Her dissertation will examine the nexus between science, policy, and public opinion in public land management.
At the University of Oregon, she taught a 300-level Environmental Sociology course in the fall of 2019 and a 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.