Dr. Russell Fielding
TOPIC: The Problem of Indifference & Perceptions of Whaling Cultures
As an environmental geographer, Russell Fielding seeks to understand the complex interactions between human societies and the natural environments within which they live. Born and raised in Florida, Fielding works mostly in the coastal and island settings of North America, Europe, and the Caribbean. He is the author of more than twenty scientific papers and the book, The Wake of the Whale: Hunter Societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic. He has addressed scholarly venues around the world including Harvard University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the University of Cambridge, the Royal Geographical Society, and the National Museum of Ethnology in Japan. Fielding was a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of Island Studies in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and holds academic appointments at the University of the South, the University of the West Indies-Cave Hill, and the University of Washington. He lives in Barbados with his wife, Diane, and their two young children.