M.A. University of California, Riverside, 2012
Political economy, neoliberalism, capitalist transformation and state formation, rural development, land rights, property law, community resistance studies, labor, urbanization, tourism, Hawai’i, Polynesia, Pacific cultures
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Danae Khorasani is an applied social and cultural anthropologist whose work looks at the commercial development of rural communities on the North Shore of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. She received her Master’s in Anthropology from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and is currently finishing up her dissertation at the same institution. Her research addresses how the development industry’s legal exploitation of local inheritance practices has mechanized land dispossession in Hawai‘i and the ensuing community response to disrupt such practices. She has previously taught courses in anthropology at UCR and the University of Hawai‘i, West O‘ahu.