Hunter Snyder

Cultural Specialist

Hunter Snyder is an American anthropologist and a National Geographic Young Explorer. His ethnographic research has focused on fisheries, subsistence livelihoods, and social-ecological disruptions in the Arctic. From 2014-2015, he was Greenland’s first Fulbright Fellow where he carried out fieldwork among small-scale fishers and hunters. In 2015, while a National Geographic Young Explorer, he studied shifts in the subsistence economy of Qeqertarsuatsiaat, Greenland as well as sharing and competition behavior in the small-scale fishing sector.

He earned his master's degree in anthropology at the University of Oxford and earned a graduate scholarship to read a second masters in fisheries resource management at the Marine Institute in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He is doctoral student in ecology, evolution, ecosystems, and society at Dartmouth College. Before beginning his PhD, he was a consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department.


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