Curriculum Vitae

Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook, PhD
Program on the Environment
University of Washington
3737 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195-5679
Cell: 206.849.5119 Email: jklm@uw.edu

TEACHING INTERESTS
Environmental anthropology, Ethnobotany, Ethnoecology, Historical ecology,
Multispecies ethnography, Native American societies of the Northwest Coast, Politics
of nature & natural resources management, Participatory research methods.

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Cross-cultural collaboration, Cultural landscapes, Ethnobotany, Ethnoecology,
Ethnohistory, Historical ecology, Historical trauma & healing, Indigenous fire
ecologies, Indigenous food sovereignty movements, Indigenous rights, North
American Pacific Northwest.

EDUCATION

2015 PhD University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Department of Anthropology
Environmental Anthropology Program

2004 BA University of Washington
Anthropology with distinction (Magna cum laude)
South Asian studies minor

TEACHING

2016-2017 University of Washington
Instructor, Program on the Environment
Envir495D: Collaborative Natural Resources Management
Envir495E: Ethnobiology; Linking Cultural and Biological Diversity
Envir250: Research Methods in Environmental Studies
Envir 460: Power, Privilege and Preservation

2008-2015 University of Washington
Teaching Assistant, Department of Anthropology
Anth 150: Culture and Human Rights
Anth 203: Anthropological Linguistics
Anth 210: Intro to Environmental Anthropology
Anth 212: Cultural Politics of Diet and Nutrition
Anth 228: Identities
Archy 103: Archaeology in Film
Archy 105: Human Prehistory

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2014 University of Washington
Co-instructor, Department of Anthropology
Anth 311: Cultural Politics of Diet and Nutrition

2013 University of Washington
Instructor
Anth 210: Introduction to Environmental Anthropology

2012-2013 Northwest Indian College
Instructor, Anthropology Department
Anth 150: Ethnobotany
Anth 103: Northwest Coast Anthropology & Archaeology

2011 Antioch University
Instructor, Environmental Studies
Cultures of Nature and Tending to the Land

2009-2011 University of Washington
Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology
Bio 317: Plant Identification and Classification

RESEARCH

Current Projects
Hamman, Sarah & Joyce LeCompte, co-leads (2017) Developing a socio-ecological approach to
restoring camas prairie cultural ecosystems. University of Washington: Center for Creative
Conservation Incubator Grant.

Dissertation Research
Lecompte, Joyce (2015) Restoring Coast Salish Foods and Landscapes: A More-than-Human
Politics of Place, History and Becoming. Phd Thesis. Seattle, University of Washington.

Refereed Publications
LeCompte, Joyce (2017) “Temperate Rainforests of the Central Northwest Coast of North
America.” In “Anthropogenic Fire History, Ecology, and Management in Fire-Prone
Landscapes: An Intercontinental Review.” Fire Otherwise: Ethnobiology of Burning for a
Changing World. Cynthia Fowler and James Welch, Eds. Salt Lake City; University of Utah
Press.

LeCompte, Joyce (2017) “Restoration and risk: Federal-tribal collaboration and the
(non)reintroduction of anthropogenic fire in Coast Salish territories of Washington State.”
Fire Otherwise: Ethnobiology of Burning for a Changing World. Cynthia Fowler and James Welch,
Eds. Salt Lake City; University of Utah Press.

Armstrong, Chelsey Geralda, Anna C. Shoemaker, Oliver J. Boles, Alex McAlvay, Nik
Petek, Kevin S. Gibbons, Erendira Quintana Morales, Iain McKechnie, Péter Szabó,
Eugene N. Anderson, Anneli Ekblom, Sarah Walshaw, Aleksandra Ibraginow, Grzegorz
Podruczny, Jana C. Vamosi, Tony Marks-Block, Joyce K. LeCompte, Sākihitowin

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Awāsis, Carly Nabess, Paul J. Lane, and Carole L. Crumley (2017) “Anthropological
Contributions to Historical Ecology: 50 Questions, Infinite Prospects.” PLoS one.

Poe, Melissa, Joyce LeCompte, Rebecca McLain, Patrick Hurley (2014) “Urban Foraging
and Relational Ecologies of Belonging.” Special Issue, Social and Cultural Geography: ‘Human-
Plant Geographies.’ 15(8) 901-919.

McLain, Rebecca, Melissa Poe, Patrick Hurley, Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook, Marla
Emery (2012) “Producing Edible Landscapes in Seattle’s Urban Forest.” Urban Forestry and
Urban Greening.

Works in Progress
LeCompte, Joyce (in prep) The More Than Human Politics of čqalić. Article manuscript.

LeCompte, Joyce (in prep) Cultural Ecosystems of the Salish Sea and Central Northwest Coast.
Book manuscript

Technical Reports
LeCompte, Joyce and Sonni Tadlock (2017) “13 Moons Curriculum for Informal
Indigenous Science Education.” Swinomish Tribe, La Conner, WA.

Lecompte, Joyce (2015) “Contemporary Recreational Harvest of Mountain Huckleberry.”
In Distribution and Recreational Harvest of Mountain Huckleberry “swədaʔχ” in the Mount Baker-
Snoqualmie National Forest. Libby Halpin-Nelson, ed. Marysville, WA: Tulalip Tribes.

Martin, Laura, Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook, Warren King-George and Tracy Fuentes
(2008) “Management Plan for the Enhancement of Big Huckleberry (Vaccinium
membranaceum) in the Government Meadows area of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National
Forest.” Mountlake Terrace, WA: USDA Forest Service.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS AND CONTRACTS

2017 UW Anthropology Department
Paleoethnobotanical analysis for Field Methods in Indigenous Archaeology
field school, Grande Ronde Tribal Community (Sara Gonzales, PI)

2017 UW Center for Exposures, Diseases, Genomics and Environment (EDGE)
Community Outreach and Engagement curriculum development

2016 – present Swinomish Indian Tribal Community
First Foods Consultant

2014 - 2015 Edmonds Community College
Consultant; Stolja Ali Ethnobotanical Garden.

2011 - 2014 Northwest Indian College Cooperative Extension
Consultant; Traditional Plants and Foods Program.

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2011 - 2013 Tulalip Tribes
Principal Investigator, “Baseline Study of Historical and Current Use and
Distribution of Mountain Huckleberry in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie
National Forest.”

2010 – 2011 Institute for Culture and Ecology
Social Science Research Assistant, “Seattle Urban Foraging Study.”

2009 United States Geological Survey
Biologist; Students in Service of Native American Relations (SISNAR)
internship.

2007 United States Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Lab
Social Science Research Assistant, “Understanding agency and community
dynamics in restoring fire-adapted ecosystems.”

Grants, Awards and Fellowships
2017 University of Washington Center for Creative Conservation “Incubator Grant.”
Developing a socio-ecological approach to restoring camas prairie cultural
ecosystems ($10,000)

2015 Society of Ethnobiology: Barbara Lawrence Award for best graduate student paper

2014 Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, Seattle WA: Burke Museum
Archaeological Collections Research Fellowship ($5,800)

2012 National Science Foundation: Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant
($12,145)

2012 Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest: Research Travel Grant ($1,500)

2009 University of Washington Department of Anthropology: James Fellowship
($5,000)

2008 University of Washington Canadian Studies Center: Foreign Language and Area
Studies (FLAS) Fellow (Musqueam Salish, University of British Columbia) (tuition
waiver and stipend) (2008-10)

2008 Community Forestry and Environmental Research Partnership (CFERP): Pre-
dissertation fellowship ($2,500)

2007 University of Washington Department of Anthropology: Summer pilot research
award ($705)

2006 National Science Foundation: Multinational Collaborations on Challenges to the
Environment, IGERT Fellow (tuition waiver and stipend) (2006-09)

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PRESENTATIONS

Conference Sessions Organized
2016 “Talking past one another? The place of ethnobiology in the ‘multi-species turn’.”
Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meetings, University of Arizona, Tucson.
2015 “Re-encountering Agency in the Anthropocene Garden: Multispecies Ethnography
and the Ethnobiological Heritage of Contemporary Theories.” Society of
Ethnobiology Annual Meetings. UC Santa Barbara (2015).
Conference Presentations
2016 “The Past in the Present: Puget Sound Coast Salish Ecologies of Reciprocity and
Resilience.” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings, Vancouver, BC
2016 “From Cosmologies to Worlding and Back Again in a Very Short Period of Time.”
Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meetings, Multispecies Session, University of
Arizona, Tucson.
2015 “Material-semiotics: Towards a post-colonial historical ecology.” New
International Community for Historical Ecology (NICHE) meeting, Simon Fraser
University, Vancouver BC.
2015 “Historical Ecologies of swətixwtəd in the Green-Duwamish River of Washington
State.” Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meetings, Traditional Ecological
Knowledge session, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA.
2015 “Urban Foraging and the Relational Ecologies of Belonging.” (May 2015) Society of
Ethnobiology Annual Meetings, “Re-encountering Agency in the Anthropocene
Garden” session, Santa Barbara, CA.
2014 “Biosemiotics and Ethnoecology: Prospective Synergies and Ethical Potentialities.”
Conference presentation, Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meetings, New
Directions in Ethnobiology session, Cherokee, NC.
2013 “Restoration and Risk: Federal-tribal collaborations and the reintroduction of
anthropogenic fire in Coast Salish territories of Washington State.” Invited
Conference Presentation: Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meetings, Fire Ecology
and Ethnobiology session, University of North Texas.
2013 “Risk and Relational Ecologies in the Historic Food System of Puget Salish
Territory.” Northwest Anthropological Association annual meetings, Portland, OR
2012 “Looking backward while moving forward: reconstructing and revitalizing the
historical significance of montane habitats in Puget Salish Territory.” Conference
Presentation: Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
2012 “Biocultural Diversity: The Relationship Between Cultural Complexity and
Ecological Diversity on the Northwest Coast of North America.” Conference
Presentation, Conserving Plant Biodiversity in a Changing World: A View from
NW North America. UW Botanic Gardens, Seattle WA.
2011 “Wilderness in Mind: Rethinking Categories of Nature and Culture for the Benefit
of People, Plants and the Land.” Workshop presentation, Sustaining our culture:

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Management and access to traditional plants on public lands. Hibulb Cultural
Center, Tulalip, WA.
2011 “Ethnoecological histories of huckleberries and their habitats in the central Cascade
mountains of Washington State.” Sto:lo People of the River Conference,
Chilliwack, BC.
2011 “Urban foraging and gleaning as a place-making practice amongst newly arrived
Seattleites.” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings, Seattle, WA
2011 “An ethnohistory of big huckleberry habitat in the central Cascade Mountains of
Washington State.” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings, Seattle,
WA.

Public Presentations

2016 “Traditional Resource Management, from Whitecap to Whitecap.” Revitalizing
Food Culture from the Cascades to the Salish Sea. Lecture Series, Burke Museum of
Natural History and Culture. Seattle, WA.

SERVICE

Professional Service
Faculty mentor: Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (2017).

Faculty advisor: UW Program on the Environment Capstone Project (2017).

Co-developer: “Tend, Gather, Grow,” a K-12 wild foods and medicines curriculum (2016-
present).

Board member at-large: Society of Ethnobiology (2016-2018).

Committee member: Graduate student representative, ad hoc hiring committee for Dr.
Radhika Govindrajan, University of Washington Department of Anthropology (2015).

Co-Facilitator: “Interrupting Bias in the Faculty Search Process” search committee
workshops, UW Department of Anthropology (2014-15).

Co-organizer: “Teaching Race in the Classroom” workshop. University of Washington
Department of Anthropology (2014).

Committee member: Diversity Committee, University of Washington Department of
Anthropology (2013-15).

Advisor: “The UW Farm: A Guide to the Community” ‘Zine. Nina Arlein: Comparative
History of Ideas undergraduate thesis. University of Washington (2010-11).

Co-organizer: “Traditional Foods Summit.” Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings,
Seattle WA (2010-11)

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Referee
Ethnobiology Letters (2016 – present).

Human Ecology (2016 – present).

Journal of Ethnobiology (2014 – present).

The Human Ecology Review (2013-14).

Reviewer: Natural and Cultural History of Beargrass. US Forest Service General Technical
Report 864. PNW Research Station, Portland, OR (2012).

Community Service
Council member: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Resource Advisory Council, Mt.
Baker District special forest products and labor representative. United States Department
of Agriculture (2015-present)

Community Leadership Team: “National REACH Coalition Community Transformation
Grant.” Muckleshoot Indian Tribe (2012-13)

Steering committee: “Our Food is our Medicine” conference, Northwest Indian College
Institute of Indigenous Foods and Traditions. Islandwood, Bainbridge Island, WA (2012)

Steering committee: “’Sustaining our culture: Management and access to traditional plants
on public lands” conference. Tulalip Tribes, Tulalip, WA (2011)

Tutor: First-year Musqueam language, University of British Columbia (2009-10)

Committee member: “Cedar-Huckleberry Technical Committee.” Tulalip Indian Tribes
and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (2008-10).

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Anthropological Association (Anthropology & Environment section)
Society for Applied Anthropology
Society of Ethnobiology

REFERENCES

Dr. Stevan Harrell
UW Department of Anthropology
Box 353100
Seattle, WA 98195-3100
stevehar@uw.edu

Dr. J. Ben Fitzhugh
UW Department of Anthropology
Box 353100
Seattle, WA 98195-2100
fitzhugh@uw.edu

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Dr. Eugene S. Hunn (emeritus)
UW Department of Anthropology
Box 353100
Seattle, WA 98195-3100
enhunn323@comcast.net

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