Dr Carol Ann Lewald

Associate Teaching ProfessorTeaching Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Advising for IDS

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Dr. Lewald  conducted ethnographic research in Louisiana among a dwindling Jewish community, in Savelugu, Ghana on Dagomba traditional building practices, in inner-city St. Louis, MO on women’s health issues, in the Dutch Green Heart region among displaced farmers, and in rural Chatham County, on contentious public planning debates. With a broad theoretical and methodological training in anthropology and the social sciences, Dr. Lewald’s research draws together disciplinary principles from geography, history, cultural studies, architecture, and city and regional planning. In particular, her research emphasizes the intersection of everyday life, urbanization, and attachment to space, place, and landscapes. Research since 2005 examines the politics of land use planning debates by analyzing the impact of aesthetic values and ideals associated with rural landscapes on the public planning decision making process.

Dr. Lewald does not have office hours during the summer, however, is available for video chat appointments that utilize Google Hangouts or Google Meet and face to face meetings. Use the appointment link below to review Dr. Lewald's availability and meeting format during the summer. Feel free to email Dr. Lewald directly, if you need a meeting outside of her listed availability. 

** Please note that email responses over the summer may take 24-72 hours during business days. Emails sent after 3:00PM on a Thursday may not be answered until after the weekend (or holiday).**

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