Shannon in schoolhouseShannon is a third year phd candidate in Stanford's department of anthropology. She is interested in peoples' relationships to the environment, food and wild animals in contested tropical forested regions of the world, where diverse agendas of local peoples and governments intersect with extraction corporations, conservation and development organizations. Her dissertation will explore how different identities are shaped and reinforced through the politics and consumption of Central African wild forested animals along a bushmeat commodity chain from forested Cameroon to urban Cameroon and finally to Paris, France. Previously, she conducted research in Zambia on health seeking behavior in transitioning rural landscape; in Cameroon on health risks associated with hunting primates; in coastal Kenya on contested National Heritage sacred forest sites and real estate development; in Madagascar on human impacts on primate behavior; and in Brazil and Indonesia on the social, health and food choice impacts of commercial forest land conversion for agribusiness plantations.