Dr. Kate McClellan received a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Michigan in 2010 and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures at MSU. Her dissertation focused on the visual culture of marketplaces in Damascus, Syria. During her postgraduate work at the Division of Environment, Culture and Conservation at Chicago’s Field Museum, she conducted ethnographic fieldwork on climate change, environmental conservation and African American farming communities in the greater Chicago region. Dr. McClellan has been the recipient of the Rackham Humanities Research Fellowship as well as a Fulbright Islamic Civilization Grant.