Kirner, Kimberly

Kirner, Kimberly
University of California - Northridge

I am a cultural anthropologist specializing in applied cognitive anthropology, working on issues in political ecology and ethnoecology, medical anthropology, and the anthropology of religion. I am interested in understanding the relationships between cognition, emotion, and decision-making; the construction of identity, place, and community; and the way cultural knowledge systems interact with policy and large-scale systems to impact human behavior. My research has focused on the political ecology of the American West and the medical anthropology of minority religious traditions in the United States. In addition to my academic work, I have worked as an applied anthropologist in program design, evaluation, and fund development.

Research Interests: 
Environmental anthropology; ethnoecology; applied cognitive anthropology; anthropology of religion; medical anthropology