Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, California State University, Northridge
Rachel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge. She completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley (2011). In her dissertation, which is based on the case study of the Tsodilo World Heritage Site in Botswana, Rachel examines heritage tourism as a means of sustainable development for ethnic minorities in southern Africa.
Rachel is also interested in the ethical implications of public-private partnerships in heritage management, cultural heritage as a "resource" within community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), the commoditization of intangible heritage at World Heritage sites, indigeneity and identity politics in southern Africa, and collaborative, community-based efforts in anthropological research.