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Curriculum Vitae

Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook
Department of Anthropology
University of Washington
Box 353100; Seattle, WA 98195
jklm < at >uw < dot > edu
http://jklmastenbrook < dot > net

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Cross-cultural collaboration, Cultural landscapes, Ethnobotany, Ethnoecology,
Ethnohistory, Historical ecology, Historical trauma & healing, Indigenous fire
ecologies, Indigenous food sovereignty movements, Indigenous rights, North
American Pacific Northwest.
TEACHING INTERESTS
Environmental anthropology, Ethnobotany, Ethnoecology, Historical ecology,
Multispecies ethnography, Politics of nature & natural resources management,
Research methods.
EDUCATION
2015

PhD

University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Department of Anthropology
Environmental Anthropology Program

2004

BA

University of Washington
Anthropology with distinction (Magna cum laude)

TEACHING
2008-2015

University of Washington
Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology
(7 courses spanning cultural, linguistic & environmental anthropology, &
archaeology)

2013

University of Washington
Sessional Anthropology Instructor
Introduction to Environmental Anthropology

2012-2013

Northwest Indian College


Adjunct Anthropology Instructor
Ethnobotany
Northwest Coast Anthropology

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2011

Antioch University
Adjunct Environmental Studies Instructor
Biocultural diversity

2009-2011

University of Washington
Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology
Plant Identification and Classification

RESEARCH
Dissertation Research
Lecompte, Joyce (2015) Restoring Coast Salish Foods and Landscapes: A More-than-Human
Politics of Place, History and Becoming. Phd Thesis. Seattle, University of Washington.
Refereed Publications
Poe, Melissa, Joyce LeCompte, Rebecca McLain, Patrick Hurley (2014) Urban Foraging
and Relational Ecologies of Belonging. Special Issue, Social and Cultural Geography: HumanPlant Geographies. 15(8) 901-919.
McLain, Rebecca, Melissa Poe, Patrick Hurley, Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook, Marla
Emery (2012) Producing Edible Landscapes in Seattles Urban Forest. Urban Forestry and
Urban Greening.
Works in Progress
LeCompte, Joyce Restoration and risk: Federal-tribal collaboration and the
(non)reintroduction of anthropogenic fire in Coast Salish territories of Washington State.
Fire Ecology and Environmental Change. Cynthia Fowler, ed. University of Utah (2016) (in
review)
LeCompte, Joyce (in prep) Its almost a spiritual thing and quite hard to explain: seasonal
ritual, identity and recreational berry harvesting in the Pacific Northwest. (in prep)
LeCompte, Joyce (in prep) Cultural ecosystems, biocultural diversity, and Native
American health in Puget Sound Coast Salish territory. (in prep)
Technical Reports
Lecompte, Joyce (2015) Contemporary Recreational Harvest of Mountain Huckleberry.
In Distribution and Recreational Harvest of Mountain Huckleberry swda in the Mount BakerSnoqualmie National Forest. Libby Halpin-Nelson, ed. Marysville, WA: Tulalip Tribes.
Martin, Laura, Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook, Warren King-George and Tracy Fuentes
(2008) Management Plan for the Enhancement of Big Huckleberry (Vaccinium
membranaceum) in the Government Meadows area of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National
Forest. Mountlake Terrace, WA: USDA Forest Service.

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GRANTS, AWARDS

AND

FELLOWSHIPS

2015

Society of Ethnobiology: Barbara Lawrence Award for best graduate student paper

2014

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle WA: Burke Museum
Archaeological Collections Research Fellowship ($5,800)

2012

National Science Foundation: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant


($12,145)

2012

Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest: Research Travel Grant ($1,500)

2009

University of Washington Department of Anthropology: James Fellowship


($5,000)

2008

University of Washington Canadian Studies Center: Foreign Language and Area


Studies (FLAS) Fellow (Musqueam Salish, University of British Columbia) (tuition
waiver and stipend) (2008-10)

2008

Community Forestry and Environmental Research Partnership (CFERP): Predissertation fellowship ($2,500)

2007

University of Washington Department of Anthropology: Summer pilot research


award ($705)

2006

National Science Foundation: Multinational Collaborations on Challenges to the


Environment, IGERT Fellow (tuition waiver and stipend) (2006-09)

PRESENTATIONS
Conference Sessions Organized
2016

Talking past one another? The place of ethnobiology in the multi-species turn.
Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meetings, University of Arizona, Tucson.

2015

Re-encountering Agency in the Anthropocene Garden: Multispecies Ethnography


and the Ethnobiological Heritage of Contemporary Theories. Society of
Ethnobiology Annual Meetings. UC Santa Barbara (2015).

Conference Presentations
2015

Material-semiotics: Towards a post-colonial historical ecology. New


International Community for Historical Ecology (NICHE) meeting, Simon Fraser
University, Vancouver BC.

2015

Historical Ecologies of swtixwtd in the Duwamish-Green-White River of


Washington State. Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meetings, Traditional
Ecological Knowledge session, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA.

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2015

Urban Foraging and the Relational Ecologies of Belonging. (May 2015) Society of
Ethnobiology Annual Meetings, Re-encountering Agency in the Anthropocene
Garden session, Santa Barbara, CA.

2014

Biosemiotics and Ethnoecology: Prospective Synergies and Ethical Potentialities.


Conference presentation, Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meetings, New
Directions in Ethnobiology session, Cherokee, NC.

2013

Restoration and Risk: Federal-tribal collaborations and the reintroduction of


anthropogenic fire in Coast Salish territories of Washington State. Invited
Conference Presentation: Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meetings, Fire Ecology
and Ethnobiology session, University of North Texas.

2013

Risk and Relational Ecologies in the Historic Food System of Puget Salish
Territory. Northwest Anthropological Association annual meetings, Portland, OR

2012

Looking backward while moving forward: reconstructing and revitalizing the


historical significance of montane habitats in Puget Salish Territory. Conference
Presentation: Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

2012

Biocultural Diversity: The Relationship Between Cultural Complexity and


Ecological Diversity on the Northwest Coast of North America. Conference
Presentation, Conserving Plant Biodiversity in a Changing World: A View from
NW North America. UW Botanic Gardens, Seattle WA.

2011

Wilderness in Mind: Rethinking Categories of Nature and Culture for the Benefit
of People, Plants and the Land. Workshop presentation, Sustaining our culture:
Management and access to traditional plants on public lands. Hibulb Cultural
Center, Tulalip, WA.

2011

Ethnoecological histories of huckleberries and their habitats in the central Cascade


mountains of Washington State. Sto:lo People of the River Conference,
Chilliwack, BC.

2011

Urban foraging and gleaning as a place-making practice amongst newly arrived


Seattleites. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings, Seattle, WA

2011

An ethnohistory of big huckleberry habitat in the central Cascade Mountains of


Washington State. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings, Seattle,
WA.

SERVICE
Professional Service
Board member at-large: Society of Ethnobiology (2016-2018).
Committee member: Graduate student representative, ad hoc hiring committee for Dr.
Radhika Govindrajan, University of Washington Department of Anthropology (2015).
Co-Facilitator: Interrupting Bias in the Faculty Search Process search committee
workshops, UW Department of Anthropology (2014-15).
Co-organizer: Teaching Race in the Classroom workshop. University of Washington
Department of Anthropology (2014).
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Committee member: Diversity Committee, University of Washington Department of


Anthropology (2013-15).
Advisor: The UW Farm: A Guide to the Community Zine. Nina Arlein: Comparative
History of Ideas undergraduate thesis. University of Washington (2010-11).
Co-organizer: Traditional Foods Summit. Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings,
Seattle WA (2010-11)
Referee
Human Ecology (2016 present).
Journal of Ethnobiology (2014 present).
The Human Ecology Review (2013-14).
Reviewer: Natural and Cultural History of Beargrass. US Forest Service General Technical
Report 864. PNW Research Station, Portland, OR (2012).
Community Service
Council member: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Resource Advisory Council, Mt.
Baker District special forest products and labor representative. United States Department
of Agriculture (2015-present)
Community Leadership Team: National REACH Coalition Community Transformation
Grant. Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (2012-13)
Steering committee: Our Food is our Medicine conference, Northwest Indian College
Institute of Indigenous Foods and Traditions. Islandwood, Bainbridge Island, WA (2012)
Board Member: Vice-president, Seattle School of Aikido (non-profit) (2011 present)
Steering committee: Sustaining our culture: Management and access to traditional plants
on public lands conference. Tulalip Tribes, Tulalip, WA (2011)
Tutor: First-year Musqueam language, University of British Columbia (2009-10)
Committee member: Cedar-Huckleberry Technical Committee. Tulalip Indian Tribes
and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (2008-10).
Co-organizer: Pacific Northwest Huckleberry Summit, Pack Forest, Eatonville, WA
(2007)
Volunteer coordinator: Bernie Whitebear Daybreak Star Garden, Daybreak Star Indian
Cultural Center, Discovery Park, Seattle, WA (2003-2012)
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Anthropological Association (Anthropology & Environment section)
Society for Applied Anthropology
Society of Ethnobiology

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