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Dr. Scott M. Lacy

Associate Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 213
p: x2345
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Lacy, S. (2017) Anthropology: The Study of Humankind. The Great Courses. DVD/streaming.

Lacy, S. (2012) “Nanotechnology and Food Security: What Scientists Can Learn from Malian Farmers” in Can Emerging Technologies Make a Difference in Development?, E. Parker and R. Appelbaum, eds.  New York: Routledge. Chapter 8.

Podolefsky, A., P. Brown, & S. Lacy (2012) Applying Cultural Anthropology, 9th edition. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill.   *also 8th edition, 2008.

Podolefsky, A., P. Brown, & S. Lacy (2011) Applying Anthropology, 10th edition. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill.   *also 9th edition, 2008.

Lacy, S. (2011) "“Moral Fibers of Farmer Collectives: Combating Poverty with Cotton in Southern Mali” in Applying Anthropology,10th edition Aaron Podolefsky, Peter Brown, and Scott M. Lacy (editors). McGraw-Hill.

Lacy, S. (2009) "Applied Anthropology: Two Readers" AnthroNotes 30.1. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Washington, D.C.

Lacy, S. (2008) “Cotton casualties and collectives: re-inventing farmer collectives at the expense of rural Malian communities” in Hanging by a Thread: Cotton, Globalization, and Poverty in Africa. William G. Moseley and Leslie C. Gray, eds. Athens, Ohio: Ohio U Press.          

Weltzien, E., S. Lacy, A. Christinck, A. Touré, F. Rattunde, M. Diarra, S. Siart, A. Sangare, and M. Coulibaly (2008) "Farmers' access to sorghum varieties and benefit sharing form Participatory Plant Breeding in Mali, West Africa" in Whose varieties are they? Clarifying questions of recognition, access, and benefit sharing related to the development of new varieties through participatory plant breeding, Y. Song and R. Vernooy, eds. Ottowa: International Development Research Centre (IRDC).  IRDC File 102803-02.

Lacy, S., D. Cleveland, and D. Soleri (2006) "Farmer choice of sorghum varieties in southern Mali: Managing Unpredictable Growing Environments and Resources." Human Ecology. 34.2.

Lacy, S. (2006) "Cotton collectives and casualties: transforming farmer collectives in southern Mali" World Bank Working Paper.  Bamako, Mali.

Lacy, S. (2005) African American Biographies. London, U.K.: Grolier.  Authored 26 pieces and edited 3 volumes for this 10-volume encyclopedia.  My contributions include articles on social activists, politicians, and jazz and blues musicians (full list and manuscripts by request).

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