Robert K. Hitchcock is professor and chair of the department of anthropology at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., and a former coordinator of African studies and member of the anthropology and geography faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His work focuses on human rights, resettlement, development and the environment, with particular reference to indigenous peoples, refugees and small-scale farmers in Africa and the Americas. He is a board member of the Kalahari Peoples Fund, a nonprofit organization devoted to assisting the peoples of southern Africa, and a member of the Panel of Environment Experts for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
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