| Juana Camacho was born in Colombia
and received her BA in Anthropology and Comparative Religion from Hunter
College in New York. She later received her Masters in Sustainable
Development of Agrarian Systems at the Universidad Javeriana-CIPAV-IMCA
in Colombia. Juana is currently a second year student in the Ph.D.
Program in Environmental Anthropology at UGA. She has worked at the
Instituto Colombiano de Antropologia and with environmental NGOS (non-governemental
organizations) and local and ethnic organizations on environmental conservation
research and applied projects. As a researcher she has focused on
traditional environmental knowledge and natural resource use among Afrocolombian
coastal communities in the Choco tropical rainforest, Colombia. This
research has placed an emphasis on women and garden management practices.
She is interested in the anthropology of food, ethnoecology, gender, ethnicity,
place, and resistance. Listed below are two of Juana's most recent
“Silencios elocuentes, voces emergentes: Resena bibliográfica de los estudios sobre la mujer afrocolombiana.” 2001. In M. Pardo (ed.) Estado del Arte de los Estudios Afrocolombianos en Colombia. Icanh. (Forthcoming).
“Mujeres, zoteas y hormigas arrieras: Prácticas de manejo de flora en huertos de la costa chocoana.” 2000. In J.E. Arroyo and J. Camacho (ed.) Zoteas: Diversidad y relaciones culturales en el Chocó Biogeográfico Colombiano. IIAP-Fundación Natura-Swissaid. Medellin: Intempo.