John McGreevy

John McGreevy

Haiti
Fellow Year: 
2012 - 2013
Cohort
4
About John McGreevy

John McGreevy received his Master’s studying cultural anthropology and international development in the Department of Anthropology, CSU, advised by Kate Brown. In his project, Kilti nan Pyebwa (The Culture of Trees), he interviewed locals in two regions of Haiti and compare how different Haitian communities understand and use trees, and how these cultural understandings affect forest restoration efforts. In order to promote collaboration and cultural understanding in reforestation efforts, John developed a summary report, including land ownership maps and original graphics of human environmental interactions, and return to Haiti to present his findings to the locals and development agencies in these regions. John also collaborated with CCC Fellow, Sebastian Africano, on the Trees, Water & People project.