Kenneth M. Bauer

Academic Appointments

Program Manager, Human Development Initiative, Dickey Center
Program Manager, War & Peace Studies Program, Dickey Center
Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
Senior Lecturer, Asian Societies Cultures & Languages (ASCL) Program

As the Program Manager of the Human Development and the War & Peace Studies Programs at the Dickey Center, Dr. Bauer mentors students and facilitates campus events with invited speakers and Dartmouth scholars. Bauer is also a faculty advisor to the Dickey Center-sponsored student organizations International Development Forum.

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As lecturer in the Department of Anthropology and the ASCL program, I teach courses on environment and development issues, with thematic interests in state-society relations, biodiversity conservation, and climate change. Among my research interests are nomad settlement in Tibetan areas of China and economic development in the Himalayas. I have more than 20 years of experience as a development consultant for a variety of organizations including UNDP, Asian Development Bank, USAID, TetraTech, and Winrock International. Ken holds a BA from Brown University, an MSc from University of California-Berkeley, and a DPhil degree from the University of Oxford.

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603-646-9209
358 Haldeman Center
HB 6048
Department(s): 
Anthropology
Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages
Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Center(s): 
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
Education: 
B.A. Brown University
M.S. University of California, Berkeley
Ph.D. University of Oxford

Selected Publications

2015. “New homes, new lives: The impacts of resettlement on Tibetan nomads in Qinghai Province, PRC.” Nomadic Peoples 19(2): 209-220.

2014. “High Frontiers: Dolpo Revisited.” Tibet Journal 39(1): 157-181.

2013. “Are preventive and coping measures enough to avoid loss and damage from flooding in Udayapur District, Nepal?” International Journal of Global Warming 5(4): 433-451.

2012. Salick, Jan, Anja Byg, Kenneth Bauer. “Contemporary Tibetan Cosmology of Climate Change.” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 6(4):447-­476.

2011. Bauer, Kenneth, Geoff Childs, Sienna Craig, Andrew Fischer, eds. Development Transitions: Land, Labor and Social Policy in Tibet. Kathmandu: Himal Books.

2011. Bauer Kenneth, Yonten Nyima. “Laws and Regulations Impacting the Enclosure Movement on the Tibetan Plateau of China.” Himalaya 30(1-2):23­-37

2011. Bauer, Kenneth, Geoff Childs, Andrew Fischer. “Development in Tibet: Land, Labor and Social Policy in Context of Rapid Transition. ” Himalaya 30(1-­2):1­-7.

2011. “Training Women for Success: An Evaluation of Entrepreneurship Training Programs in Vermont, USA. ” Journal of Entrepreneurship Education 14: 1-24.

2010. Bauer, Kenneth, Antoni Magri. “The Herder's Environment: A GIS Case Study of Resource Use Patterns Among Pastoralists in Central Tibet.” Journal of Land Use Science 28 July, pp.1-12.

2010. Wang, Qingbin, Kenneth Bauer, Kathleen Liang. “Toward multidisciplinary entrepreneurship education.” International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development 2(1/2): 84-95.

2009. “On the Politics and the Possibilities of Participatory Mapping and GIS: Using Spatial Technologies to Study Common Property and Land Use Change Among Pastoralists in Central Tibet.” Cultural Geographies 16: 229-252.

2008. Bauer, Kenneth, Geoff Childs. “Demographics, Development, and the Environment in Tibetan Areas.” Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies 4:1-8.

2006. “Common Property and Power: Insights from Spatial Analysis of Historical and Contemporary Pasture Boundaries among Pastoralists in Central Tibet.” Journal of Political Ecology 13: 24-47.

2005. "Pastoral Development and the Enclosure Movement in the Tibet Autonomous Region since the 1980s.” Nomadic Peoples 9: 85-115.

2004. High Frontiers: Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists. Columbia University Press.

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