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GADSDEN, Gloria (NMHU) ‘There’s Some Watermelons on There’: A Reflection on the Summit Sponsored by the New Mexico Office of African American Affairs and New Mexico Public Education Department. This is a reflection paper based on a summit/workshop about African American history and public education in New Mexico.  Attendees included university faculty, NM PED higher level administrators, staff from the NM Office of African American Affairs, principals, a superintendent, and retired teachers.  All attendees were people of color.  A fascinating session where members shared personal experiences with K-12 and higher education in New Mexico, brainstormed, and offered recommendations for change. (F-61) 

GALLARDO, Alejandra (CSBSJU) Re-centering the Forced Climate Migrant Narrative. There is a growing debate on the vulnerabilities of “climate refugees” in the climate crisis discourse. However, this debate is highly westernized, missing narratives from those most affected by the climate crisis, communities who often do not adopt the “climate refugee” identity. Through in-depth interviews with members of affected nations, international working groups, and participant observation at the UNFCCC’s COP25 in Santiago, Chile, this paper examines and centers the voices of communities facing climate-induced relocation, exploring the outcomes they demand from the COP25 climate negotiations and from their leaders. (F-33) 

GANAPATHY, Sandhya (St. Lawrence U) Reproductive Resources in Settler States. Settler states are projects of both territory and population. The expropriation of Indigenous lands and resources is enabled by and enables the reproduction of settler bodies. In this paper, I examine the different ways that Indigenous and Settler reproductive capacities are conceptualized as “natural” and “resources.” Focusing primarily on a US context, these differences suggests ways that citizenship in practice is a fluid, relative quality rather than a fixed subject position. For Indigenous reproductive justice practitioners, the focus is not on citizenship rights but rather sustaining the right to healthy lands and bodies. (F-96) 

GARCIA GOMEZ, Diana Carolina (Rutgers U) Mediating Hope: Performing Cultural Citizenship in a Collective Memory Museum in Medellín, Colombia. The lack of trust in political institutions and a history of ragged elections could explain the apathy to participate in the political process by Colombian youth. However, in a country in the midst of a transitional context, urban youth have found non-traditional ways to perform cultural citizenship. In this paper, I examine how young people from the city of Medellín, foster the strengthening of the social fabric and continuously rethink what it means to be Colombian as mediators of the Memory House Museum. I accompany them in their task to retell the armed conflict in the midst of post-conflict Colombia. (F-63)

GARDNER, Andrew (U Puget Sound) On Teaching Ethnography in Troubled Times. This paper describes an incident stemming from an ethnographic exercise I utilize in a course I regularly teach. In my estimation, the contours of the incident described here reveal the institutional and ideological parameters of a paradigm that currently dominates contemporary American campuses. My experience, I suggest, points to frictions between that seemingly hegemonic academic paradigm and the core values that anthropology endeavors to carry into the new millennium. I conclude that this experience portends a difficult future for an anthropologically-moored practice of ethnography that seeks to empathically explore the experiences of diverse others in this world. (W-14)​​​​​​​ 

GAULDIN, Eric (Marine Corps U) Green Like Me: An Exploration of Diversity in the United States Marine Corps. As western populations become more diverse and integrated, few organizations have had the public “growing pains” of the United States Marine Corps. While the Marine Corps has spent the majority of its existence as a male-only organization, changes in mission and the demographics of the country have launched a drive to diversify the population of the service. Of course, what “diversity” means to a bureaucratic organization does not often line up with the experiences and understanding of the concept held by individual Marines. This paper explores Marine perceptions of and experiences with diversity through interviews conducted during the Marine Corps Organizational Culture Research project. (W-75)​​​​​​​ 

GELECH, Jan and MAZURIK, Kathrina (U Saskatchewan), MATTHEWS, Elise (U Regina), DESJARDINS, Michel (U Saskatchewan) Developing a Communicative Body: A Processual Account of Coping With Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Past studies have revealed a dizzying array of coping techniques employed by persons living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Unfortunately, research has provided little insight into when and why individuals adopt or abandon particular coping techniques. Using a retrospective narrative approach, we explored how participants employed changes in their approach to coping over time. Shifts in coping strategies were associated with particular illness experiences that wrought new understandings of IBD. These changes followed a common processual form and were marked by a general movement away from techniques of purification, normalization, and banalization toward the development of a more communicative body. (W-128)

GERKEY, Drew (OR State U) Social Network Analysis and Environmental Anthropology: Metaphors and Measurements. Social networks play a crucial role in shaping the ways people understand, relate to, make a living from, and transform environments. Environmental anthropologists often use the term “network” to describe relationships among individuals, flows of ideas and resources within communities, and institutional assemblages of environmental governance. However, this research rarely makes use of the unique concepts and methodologies of social network analysis. Drawing on qualitative and quantitative research on social networks and mixed cash-subsistence economies in Siberia and Alaska, this presentation identifies opportunities for integration across the theoretical and methodological boundaries between social network analysis and environmental anthropology. (W-66)​​​​​​​ 

GEYMAN, Zoe (WUSTL) Cyborg Citizen: A Transnational View of Cyborg Biopolitics. In this paper, I frame nations as cyborg bodies subject to the biopolitical control of international governance organizations. Based on my research into India’s Aadhaar digital identification system, I offer a picture of a nation that, in its primary relationship to its citizens through digital management of their biometric data, has become cyborg. Given that a nation’s global standing is a product of soft-power negotiations and formalized development rankings, these development rankings become vectors of cyborg biopolitical control. This framing of cyborg biopolitics can help us better understand the changing relationships between national governments, global powers, and individual citizens. (F-124)​​​​​​​ 

GHOSH, Ipshita (Syracuse U) Entrepreneurial Karma: Relationships and Reward(s) in Startup Cultures. In popular culture, startup founders are portrayed as driven, competitive innovators working in a cut-throat world where 90% eventually fail. Yet, my research with startups in Delhi and New York brings a surprising finding: entrepreneurs rely on relationships which are not based simply on transactional value but the idea of doing good for its own sake. Informal practices of building shared communities, working with fellow entrepreneurs, connecting rivals to investors and creating barter relations are some common practices. An enduring belief in ‘karma’ distinguishes entrepreneurs as a community and reveals the importance of reputation, mutual support and recognition to thrive in complex startup cultures. (TH-08)

GIAMARQO, Giamarqo (UNT) Developing a Program to Increase Health through Community-Centered Institutions. The 76104 zip code in the city of Fort Worth has the lowest life expectancy in the state of Texas. Working with a conglomeration of churches as the client, I am doing research using traditional participant observation, ethnography, and PAR methods to understand the community’s needs and develop a program centered in community institutions focused on elevating health outcomes. Intermingling the biosocial framework from the CDC funded Adverse Childhood Experience Study proposed by the client, and entangling it in the broader theory of social determinants of health, we will analyze ways to mitigate factors negatively affecting health outcomes. (F-04)​​​​​​​ 

GILBERT, Autumn (Openfieldx) Anthropology in the Digital Landscape. With growing reliance on the digital landscape, there is a need for anthropology to play a role in digital development. The process of design and development begins with considering the people that will use the product, including immigrants and people with disabilities. Employing an anthropological lens can better illuminate potential users’ culturally-based needs and behaviours, thus aiding developers in better designing for a wider range of participants in the digital world. Advances in technology are bringing together people from different cultural groups, and there is an urgent need for the application of anthropologically-gleaned cultural knowledge to aid in that process. (W-15)​​​​​​​ 

GILLIAM, Ashley (Brandeis U) When Lack of Knowledge Seems Useful: Perceptions of Muslims in the US and the UK. This research project aimed to gain an ethnographic understanding of White- identifying populations’ perceptions of and discourse about Muslims in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US). Methods utilized included free listing, card sorting, and semi-structured interviewing. Data was collected in the UK from August to December 2016 and in the US starting in February 2017. This paper will present findings from both countries with a focus on the use of “I don’t know” as a linguistic strategy when discussing race, ethnicity, religion, and prejudice. (TH-123)​​​​​​​ 

​​​​​​​GLASER, Alana (St. John’s U) Time to Care: Caregivers’ Activism against Extractive Industries as Medically Timed Interventions. United States caregivers deploy their professional capital to fight against extractive industries—notably in the recently renewed Keystone XL fight and the 2016 Standing Rock struggle, when caregivers provided first aid and basic health services to activists and water protectors from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This paper contends that their anti-extraction activism offers caregivers an avenue to provision holistic care that is impossible in their day-to-day work as nurses, given the market-based health sector’s efficiency constraints. Moreover, their environmental activism signals their future-oriented and medically expert investment in attenuating the negative health outcomes associated with industrial extraction and pollution. (TH-36)​​​​​​​ 

GLEGZIABHER, Meskerem (ASU) and HAMMONS, Clottee (Emancipation Arts LLC) Fetching What Is at Risk of Being Left Behind: Engaging Local Youth and Elders in Oral History Research. Despite a long history of Black migration into Arizona territory that dates back to the 1500s, mainstream narratives of the state, archives, and collections have marginalized African Americans and their stories. By engaging local African American youth and elders in oral history research, we attempted to deconstruct some of these historical silences at the scale of individuals and families. The result was twofold: the training of local high school students in social scientific research methods; and a traveling exhibit that reflects the varied and shared circumstances surrounding the migration of African Americans to Arizona. It operationalized the notion of Sankofa. (W-95)

GLINSKII, Olga (UNM) Toronto’s Ukrainians: Multiculturalism and Onomastic Policing of Cultural Citizenship. Toronto’s transnational context highlights the nuanced ways onomastic communicative practices are pivotal to ongoing re-fashioning and re-positioning or role alignments in post-Soviet transnational spheres of communication. In this paper, I illustrate the dynamic shifts in role alignments that take place through rather subtle manipulation of key letters and phonemic patterns that have historically been treated as indexes of ethno-national orientation. I examine ethnolinguistic identities of proper names in terms of the ways people’s perceptions about standard languages in communicative repertoires are mapped onto social categories, where specific ethno-nationally marked registers function as performative indexes of group identity. (TH-93)​​​​​​​ 

GOEBEL, James (UNT) Moving Past the Lone Anthropologist: Reconnecting Applied Anthropology to Academia through Educational Endeavors. Cast away from purist academia, applied anthropologists often settled in unexpected places where they were accepted but alone in their ethnographic methodologies and unique perspective. Through the alliance of applied anthropologists at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the University of North Texas, students and faculty in academia collaborated with museum researchers to understand perceptions of North Texans regarding authenticity, reality, capital, evolution, and the boundaries of humanity. The study of “Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind,” allowed graduate students to gain ethnographic field experience while reconnecting applied anthropology with the academy. (F-05)​​​​​​​ 

GOERING, Wynn (EFL Assoc) Into the Maze: Cultural Constructs of University Leadership. In the recruitment of chairs, deans, provosts and presidents, demands for “cultural sensitivity,” “cultural awareness,” and (most fancifully) “cultural competence,” obscure the immense complexity of the task. The fact is that no one ever possesses more than a fraction of the cultural knowledge she or he will need to acquire to succeed in each new setting. Using the author’s experience at several branches of a large university system, this presentation will seek to illustrate the maze of constructs, both human and organizational, that impact university leadership. (F-44)​​​​​​​ 

GOLDBERG, Anne and PESZKA, Jennifer (Hendrix Coll) Eight Hours for Work, Eight Hours for Rest, Eight Hours for What We Will: Psychological and Anthropological Investigations in the Blue Zones. Expanding on investigations of “Blue Zones,” parts of the world where people seem to live longer and healthier lives than average, we collected data on sleep, friendships, attitudes towards work, and microbiome samples. To date, we have worked in Loma Linda, California and the central Nicoya peninsula in Costa Rica, with control participants in Arkansas and the coast of Guanacaste. Working with undergraduates, we utilized a mixed methods approach to studying aging. We discuss our methodological considerations and early findings gained by this cross-cultural perspective. We are collaborating with local groups to recommend appropriate behavior modifications based on our research. (TH-155)​​​​​​​ 

GONZALEZ BAUTISTA, Noémie (U Laval) When Fieldwork Deconstructs the Ideal of Collaboration: A Case Study of Forest Fires in the Atikamekw Territory. Collaboration have many shapes and definitions, but even in situations where people have good intentions, its application consistently have difficulties matching our ideal of equality and fairness. When I started studying relationships between the Atikamekw indigenous community of Wemotaci and the Quebec forest firefighting organization during three wildfires, I thought collaboration was the best form of relationship between them. Now, as part of the critical reflection developed in social sciences on collaboration, I will use the results of my research to reflect on this concept and explore alternative ways to organize around a common work between groups of unequal power. (S-71)​​​​​​​ 

GONZALEZ, Alexalin (Caminar Latino Inc) Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence in Refugee and Immigrant Communities. Through qualitative data from organizations serving victims of domestic violence, this paper explores the application of community-based practices and trauma-informed interventions in domestic violence organizations that serve refugee and immigrant communities and the challenges that advocates of victims face in the current political environment in order to address the intersectional needs of the population. (W-69)

GONZÁLEZ, Melinda (LSU) Trans, Brown, & Hyper-Marginalized after Hurricane Maria: Anthropological Interventions & Policy Recommendations. In the two years following Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans evacuees living in New York experience hyper-marginalization (Harvey 2013) as they seek services from government agencies that lack Spanish-speakers, doubt their citizenship status, and cannot provide permanent housing due to a pre-existing, city-wide housing crisis. Building on ethnographic research with disaster services in New York City and interviews, this presentation follows the displacement experiences of two evacuees to examine how environmental racism, anti-trans sentiments, and social injustices are reproduced by state and federal policies and practices in the aftermath of extreme weather events. (TH-95)​​​​​​​ 

GORDILLO, Gaston (UBC) The Oceanic Vortex: The Affective Materiality of Liquid Terrain. In this essay, I examine the liquid materiality of oceanic space in the era of the climate emergency through the figure of the oceanic vortex. In conversation with the rich literatures on the ocean, I draw from work on new materialisms, terrain, and affect theory to analyze the ocean as the largest manifestation of liquid terrain on the planet: as a nonhuman, ever-mobile, and liquid materiality that is in permanent synergy with the atmosphere and that is expanding and is becoming more destructive —through stronger tides and stronger hurricanes— because of global warming. (W-126)​​​​​​​ 

GORDON, Andrew J. (U Houston), AGRAMONTE MACHADO, Adriana and MARÍN JULIÁ, Silvia María (Inst Nacional de Endocrinología, Cuba), OCHOA, Cesar (Western U Hlth Ctr) Intergenerational Transmission of Diabetes Type 2 to Children. Study of juvenile type 2 diabetes in Houston and Havana, present two distinct locales where a focus on family patterns may be examined independently of political-economic causes. Before endogenous features motivating food consumption become established (neuroendocrinological drives) the exogenous features (sociocultural and psychological) are at work that come from interaction with under 15 year-olds. This paper identifies patterned exogenous forces: food availability, high glycemic foods to ameliorate emotional adversity, as well as patterned meals and festive occasions. (S-41)​​​​​​​ 

GORDON, Jesse and BEAUDREAU, Anne (UAF), WILLIAMS, Ben (ADFG), CAROTHERS, Courtney (UAF), MEYER, Scott (ADFG) Bridging Knowledge Systems in a Growing Fishery: Including Fishers’ Knowledge in Nearshore Rockfish Management in the Gulf of Alaska. Substantial increases in rockfish harvest in the Gulf of Alaska have generated concern regarding sustainable rockfish management. The inclusion of fishers’ knowledge in rockfish management is necessary to form regulations that address the needs of the growing fishery and the unique life history traits of the species. We share preliminary results from interviews with fishers and managers in two coastal communities to capture the challenges and strengths of management processes for nearshore rockfishes. Participants reported concerns over increases in harvest, discussed their own stewardship-driven fishing practices, and identified the value of both formal and informal pathways for engaging with management. (F-07)​​​​​​​ 

GORDON, Theodor and WINTERS, Claire (CSBSJU) Redressing a Hidden History of Injustice: Native American Boarding School Research in Campus Archives. Can a university meaningfully redress a legacy of injustice? At the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, our institutions once operated four government-funded Native American boarding schools designed to force Anishinaabe children to assimilate through family separation. We believe that one step toward redressing this injustice is through collaborating with the affected Native nations to investigate our shared history. In our presentation, we will share the successes and challenges of a university-tribal research collaboration that exposes institutional and national histories of injustice. (TH-152)​​​​​​​ 

GORE, Radhika (NYU Med Sch) Applying Social Theory in Health Services Research: Motivations, Challenges, Strategies. Social theories—abstractions that structure our observations and explanations about the social world—do not readily find their way into health services research. This field prioritizes evaluating programs over discerning their relational effects, disseminating practical lessons over theory-building. I argue that when health researchers fail to apply social theory, they miss opportunities to both advance knowledge about organizations and extend theory. Drawing examples from my research, specifically designing cross-national comparative research on community health workers and analyzing implementation of a disease-prevention program in small clinics in New York City, I reflect on the challenges of writing for social science versus health audiences and strategies to overcome them. (W-35)

GORUP, Meta (Ghent U) Managing Academic Research Performance: A Heads of Departments Perspective. Market discourses are increasingly permeating the higher education sector. Such trends have in some countries resulted in academic endeavors becoming performance managed by national funding bodies. This paper explores how research - once largely in the domain of individual academics and the communities of their peers - has in the UK shifted towards such a performance managed effort. Considering their individual differences and distinctive departmental pressures, this ethnographic study examines how Heads of Departments in a faculty of political and social sciences of a traditionally teaching-heavy English university responded to institutional and national demands for increased standards of departmental research performance. (F-44)​​​​​​​ 

GORVETZIAN, Andrew (Seattle U) and HOWKING, Marlon (U Centroamericana Nitlapan) Transnational University Partnerships to Support Marginalized Student Populations in Nicaragua: Challenges and Benefits. This paper presents outcomes of transnational university collaborations between Seattle University, the Central American University (UCA) Nicaragua, and the Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (Nicaragua). It discusses the founding of a student group at the UCA to support marginalized student populations from the Caribbean, as well as an “intercultural youth camp” that the three universities carried out to understand the realities of indigenous Miskito youth in Northeastern Nicaragua and how universities could best support indigenous youth. The paper will highlight how the university partnerships began, what the challenges have been, and share findings on best practices for transnational university collaboration. (F-45)

GRACE-MCCASKEY, CynthiaPAGE, Sarah, and SJOSTROM, Anja (ECI) Combining Social Network Analysis and Political Ecology to Examine Multi-Level Fisheries Management Structures in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. This paper synthesizes social network analysis and political ecology to analyze natural resource management institutions, focusing on multi-level fisheries management structures and networks in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Specifically, we examine how inequalities due to differences in power, class, ethnicity, and other factors influence (and are influenced by) structural patterns of relations among natural resource stakeholders at multiple scales. The results suggest ways to improve stakeholder trust of, and participation in, fisheries management processes. In addition, we discuss the utility of this approach for examining how network structures relate to fishing community vulnerability and resilience. (TH-11)​​​​​​​ 

GRADY, Sandra (Georgetown U) Somali Bantu Approaches to Violence Reduction. This presentation will examine how resettled Somali Bantu refugees attempt to address the dramatic rise in violence at their housing project in Columbus, Ohio in 2017. When drug dealing and car theft networks reached into this insular community, the estate experienced a burst of homicides, thefts, and kidnapping which terrorized both the Somali Bantu and neighboring communities. Based on ethnographic field research in the community, this paper will consider the culturally-specific approaches that Somali Bantu leaders have employed to address the crisis and their efforts to partner with local law enforcement and other public services to reduce violence. (S-02)​​​​​​​ 

GRAHAM, Margaret (UTRGV), FLORES, Krystal (TAMU), and MILLARD, Ann (Intl Valley Hlth Inst) All Hat and No Cattle: “Statewide” Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs that Omit the Texas-Mexico Border. In the lower Rio Grande Valley of the Texas-Mexico border region, teen birth rates range up to 92 per thousand women, far outstripping rates for Texas (52), and the U.S. (27). A review of 15 teen pregnancy prevention programs, many supposedly “statewide,” shows a strong tendency to neglect this region despite its great need and large population, over 1.3 million people. We suggest that this pattern of neglect results from the negative views of policy makers and state health personnel toward the border region and their fatalistic views of Mexican American culture. (T-125)​​​​​​​ 

GRAHAM, Steve (U Missouri System) and DONALDSON, Joe (U Missouri) Cultural Obstacles to Change in Higher Education. Higher education is experiencing significant external pressures to change. To determine how universities are responding, we interviewed 54 senior academic leaders from public, nonprofit colleges/universities in the USA and asked them what organizational elements are barriers to change. From interviews we identified seven major themes embedded in the culture that were perceived as obstacles for leaders in order to adapt to the environment today. The themes were Bounded Learning and Thinking, Traditional Faculty Values, Faculty Governance, Conventional Curriculum, Programs, and Faculty Roles, Change Management, Tenure and the Tenure Process, Funding. We describe the impact they have on shifting the environment. (F-134)

GRAY, Benjamin (U Montana) “We are all at risk”: The Possibilities and Limits of the US’s Wildfire Risk Governance System. Wildfire risk is a shared problem that has been described as a “socioecological pathology” because it is the result of a history of socially sanctioned decisions about where to build homes and infrastructure and the management of public, private, and tribal lands. Some proposed solutions are unpopular with portions of the public and challenging from a governance perspective. Using data collected from citizens and wildfire managers in government agencies, this paper will explore how citizens and government (federal, state, and local) are balancing the responsibilities of addressing a shared problem with the rights outlined by the US system of government. (W-121)​​​​​​​ 

GRAY, Deven (USF) “That stuff gives you cancer, right?”: Conflicting Perceptions of Fumigation and Mosquitoes During an Active Dengue Epidemic. Belize is currently experiencing a dengue fever epidemic. However, this disease has been considered endemic in the country for some time. The entrenchment of dengue and related diseases including Zika in the country is tied to ineffective fumigation strategies and a focus on public health behavior change discourses that focus on the individual while largely ignoring multispecies entanglements. Utilizing an applied mixed-methods framework incorporating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) environmental risk factor mapping and ethnographic fieldwork engaging a community experiencing active dengue transmission, this research demonstrates how environmental disparities and disease discourses shape multispecies relationships and perceptions of interrelated health risks. (TH-96)

GREEN, Kristen (Stanford U) and BEAUDREAU, Anne (UAF) Shared Values in Subsistence Harvesting: Applying the Community Voice Method in the Northwest Arctic. Community Voice Method is a type of participatory research that uses film to engage stakeholders. We worked with subsistence harvesters and National Park Service staff in Kotzebue, Alaska to apply the Community Voice Method as a means of identifying emergent themes around coastal resource management in Western Arctic National Parklands. We created a film communicating shared values in indigenous (Iñupiaq) hunting and harvesting approaches. Here we describe the collaborative process around our methods, including 1) research design and interview analysis, 2) community validation and engagement, 3) film development reflecting community input, and 4) public screening and community outreach. (F-07)

GREEN, Molly (UNC) Mobilizing “Climate Smart Agriculture” to Create Equitable Communities: The Case of Women Farmers in Cauca, Colombia. As climate change worsens, governments increasingly turn to technological solutions, such as climate smart agriculture (CSA), to ensure a global future. Although CSA can be understood as part of “green grabbing” which alienate farmers from their lands and modes of production in the name of sustainability, my research shows that CSA is not wholly disastrous for communities. This paper analyzes how farmers in Colombia mobilize CSA as part of constructing futures that push back against neoliberalization and technologization of the agricultural sector. I discuss how women in particular appropriate elements of CSA to restructure notions of community and belonging. (TH-32)

GREENBERG, James and PARK, Thomas K. (U Arizona) The Political Ecology of Climate Change in an Age of Denial. While there is little scientific doubt that climate change is real, but denial is an industry. This paper reviews the science, and addresses the lies of climate change denial. As there are still many unknowns, we look at climate change models and predictions, and how we think about risk, real and imagined. We argue while physical impacts may be predicted within limits, for anything as complex social impacts—migration, disorder, conflict—cannot be predicted. With these caveats in mind, we consider risk and vulnerability, coping, adaptation, and mitigation, and examine precautionary principles and the politics of mitigation. (TH-103)

GRIFFITH, David (ECU) Labor and Livelihoods along Coastal Plains. Many coastal plain economies are dependent on seasonal, low-wage labor for seafood processing, tourism, and other sectors. Historically, coastal labor forces have been comprised of workers from multiple social and cultural backgrounds, including local and regional native workers, undocumented immigrants, and guestworkers. The growth of anti-immigration sentiments around the world have created conditions that have forced undocumented immigrants further underground and increased demand for legal guestworkers, encouraging the growth of subcontracting and other non-wage and non-market labor relations. This paper examines how these processes influence the lives of working people and direct attention to the failures of market-based economic analysis. (W-127)​​​​​​​ 

GROSSE, Corrie and MARK, Brigid (CSBSJU) Climate Justice and Injustice in Minnesota: The Line 3 Pipeline and Native Solar. In June 2018, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously to approve a new Enbridge Energy tar sands pipeline, Line 3. Through participant observation, in-depth interviews, and content analysis, this paper tells one story of Line 3, detailing the tremendous risks of the pipeline, the overwhelming public sentiment against it (including from the state of Minnesota), and continued organizing to stop its construction. Like other struggles against extreme extraction, Line 3 has galvanized a broad coalition of resisters who work across lines to prevent climate catastrophe, protect treaty rights and water, and build relationships for a just future. (S-36)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 

GROSSE, Corrie and MARK, Brigid (CSBSJU) A New Moment?: Youth Voices on Climate Justice at COP 25. The youth climate justice movement is gaining momentum, from divestment, to legal interventions, to climate strikes. Drawing on in-depth interviews conducted with young people at the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, this paper explores youth perspectives on action to address the climate crisis. We reflect on our own involvement in the climate justice movement, and previous interviews we conducted with youth at COP 19, to understand changing dynamics in the movement and what these dynamics suggest about our ability to create just climate policy, fast. (TH-05)

GRUSSING, Valerie (NATHPO) Implementing a Tribal Cultural Landscapes Approach. The Tribal Cultural Landscapes approach outlines a method for Federal agencies to more effectively and appropriately engage with Tribes around documentation and sharing of cultural resources information. This approach reinforces Tribal sovereignty and self-determination by supporting Tribes in determining their own research needs and appropriate methods, as well as the form in which research should be disseminated and published. In addition, the approach promotes ongoing education of researchers and policy-makers to disrupt ethnocentric interpretations of cultural importance. The National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers is working to support implementation of this approach in the context of Federal regulatory processes. (T-98)​​​​​​​ 

GUARNACCIA, Peter (Rutgers U) The Balancing Act of Speaking Multiple Languages among Immigrant Students at a Public University. Rutgers is home to a wide range of immigrant students from around the world, who are frequently bilingual and often multilingual. Immigrant families think a lot about how to pass family languages on to their children and have developed various strategies for helping children maintain family languages and learn English. In this paper, I will review the findings about language learning and use from my study of immigrant students at Rutgers. I will also examine the politics of language use in the U.S. and in other countries where students lived prior to migration to the U.S. (S-14)​​​​​​​ 

GULLETTE, Gregory (GGC) and SINGTO, Sayamon (U Georgia) Capitalist Restructuring, Precarity, and Sociocultural Exclusion in Contemporary Bangkok (2009-2019). This paper considers how notions of progress, development, and prosperities are rendered as unrealized fantasies and aspirational goals in post-crisis Thailand. Ethnographic data collected among highly classed and stratified workers demonstrate how diverse people make sense of Bangkok’s emancipatory and oppressive conditions. By situating ethnographic data within millennial capitalism’s logics of salvation, betterment, and radical individuality, we see that shifting political economies interrelate with persistent sociocultural inequities. Under such circumstances long-term residents and newly arrived migrants enjoy differing degrees of capacity to improve one’s life, and some experience pronounced conditions of precarity and heightened exposure to suffering, uncertainty, or sociocultural exclusion in Bangkok’s changing landscape. (F-153)

GUNDERSON, Lara (PIRE) Application of the Dynamic Adaptation Process to Reduce Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Suicide. Implementation of evidence-based interventions (EBIs) is commonly perceived to require a certain level of rigidity. We draw on data from qualitative interviews/focus groups to examine the Dynamic Adaptation Process (DAP), a data-driven planning process that accounts for adaptation while ensuring fidelity to EBI core elements. School professionals utilized the DAP to implement EBIs to reduce LGBTQ+ adolescent suicide in New Mexico. We analyze how the DAP was deployed to tailor the EBIs and their implementation to fit local contexts. We then describe our results in relation to a list of school-based implementation strategies recently compiled by implementation science experts. (T-121)​​​​​​​ 

GUTIERREZ SISNEROS, Ana X. (NNMC), FREEMAN, Linda (UNM), and PEIXINHO, Michelle (Rio Arriba County ReRoute/Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion & Recovery Corps Prog) Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion in a Complex Society: ReRouting Lives in Rio Arriba County, NM. The intention of Rio Arriba County, NM is to break cycles of drug use, crime and incarceration by promoting healing through engagement with (law enforcement diversion), renamed “ReRoute.” We’re evaluating (this) using mixed methodologies, drawn from collecting surveys and interviews, assessing the nature of relationship/respect/provider dynamics. Scientific information is generated from partnering with clients, communities, and stakeholders, to uncover social, cultural, economic and political disparities. Engagement in dynamics to strengthen community partners’ capacities help all to reach understandings of health impacts; client engagement in managing their own health is a worthy social justice objective within this complex, diverse society. (TH-34)

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