short bio

Patricia Clay (pclay@WHSUN1.WH.WHOI.EDU)
Tue, 26 Apr 1994 09:02:19 -0400

thought I'd identify myself:

As to the professional stuff: I'm a recent Ph.D. from Indiana
University. I did my fieldwork in Venezuela with small-scale fishers and
cooperatives. I taught for a year at IUPUI in Indianapolis, and currently work
for the National Marine Fisheries Service, the government agency that oversees regulation of
marine fishing. I'm based at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center in
Woods Hole, MA. Before grad school, I did a stint as as member of the Planning
Dept. of a regional development corporation in Venezuela.
Other stuff: I got into anthropology at least in part because we
lived abroad a lot when I was growing up -- Ghana, France, Venezuela (which
was how I chose my fieldwork site). I love to sing (art song, opera, folk
music, spirituals). I read science fiction and fantasy compulsively (from
cyberpunk to classics like Asimov and Bradbury and C.L. Moore to sword &
sorcery). In between I read poetry, social theory, anything by J.D.
Salinger or autobiographical writings by Richard Feinman, and whatever else
happens to catch my fancy. I speak Spanish and French, and originally planned
to be a linguistic anthropologist, not a applied fisheries person -- shows how
life turns out unexpectedly! I love to cook and bake, but tend to be lazy about
food on a day to day basis, saving my efforts for family feasts and dinner
Guess that covers the basics!

Patricia M. Clay NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC
Anthropologist 166 Water Street
National Marine Fisheries Service Woods Hole, MA 02543
Northeast Fisheries Science Center USA voice: 508-548-5123, x 415
fax: 508-548-5124