Allison Caine will speak at the Jesup Memorial Library on July 26. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE JESUP

Caine to share research in Peru



BAR HARBOR — Allison Caine will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Tuesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. to talk about her doctoral research in Peru.

Caine has spent almost two years in the Cordillera Vilcanota near Cusco, Peru, living in a remote community of alpaca herders doing 20 months of research and fieldwork for her doctorate in anthropology from the University of Michigan.

She will touch on her preliminary research findings as well as her experience living and conducting fieldwork in this community along with the daily life, practices, traditions and beliefs of the people with whom she lived.

Caine is a 2003 graduate of Mount Desert Island High School and 2007 graduate of Bates College. Her research explores how high-altitude herding communities adapt to environmental changes in the southern Andes mountains.

This talk is part of the Cadillac Mountain Sports Speaker Series. The next talk is on Friday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. with Alison Hudson, who will show “Close to the Edge: Life in the Khumbu,” her documentary about the lives of high-altitude workers in Nepal, who lead climbers through the most dangerous stage of the ascent to Everest’s summit.

Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or [email protected].

 

 

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