Skylar Benedict

Sociocultural and Applied Environmental Anthropology
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Skylar J. Benedict is a PhD student in Sociocultural and Applied Environmental Anthropology interested in collaborative approaches to estuary conservation, multispecies relationships, environmental racism, and decolonizing forestry policies. Before coming to the University of Arizona, Skylar received a master's degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (2017) and a bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts with a concentration in anthropology from Florida Atlantic University's Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. Prior to moving to Tucson he worked in conservation project management and communications . Since joining UA he has supported mapping work in the Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology and provides graduate grant proposal support at the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute.


Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences