|Fuji Lozada - Professor of Anthropology
February 12, 2013
Fuji Lozada, Professor of Anthropology
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Q: What aspect of teaching at Davidson do you most appreciate?
A: Hands on work with students on issues in the community, as in my community-based learning class "Food and Culture," documentary film class, or with students in study-abroad programs in China and Ghana.
Q: What are your current academic pursuit outside the classroom?
A: Chinese aquaculture and sustainability. Fish farming has a long history in China, but today it is more intensive than ever before, resulting in tremendous environmental degradation. This is a new project that I started in 2010, with research on aquaculture in North Carolina, and I am now looking for a long-term fieldsite near Shanghai.
Q: What's your favorite student event?
A: Davidson's celebration of the Lunar New Year. The students (leaders of the Asian Cultural Awareness Association and the China Club) spend a lot of time planning the events, and then are extremely stressed about all the different moving parts falling into place. But smiles are back on their faces during the fireworks, which are tremendous every year.
Q: What's your favorite extracurricular activity?
A: Men's lacrosse. Davidson has a club team that participates in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association. We last won our conference tournament in 2004, and went to the national tournament that year. I am also an NCAA men's lacrosse official.
Q: What courses have you created?
A: "Food and Culture" (a community-based learning course); "Science, Policy, and Society;" "Globalization."
Q: What's your favorite non-academic book?
A: Anything science-fiction/ fantasy, especially anything by John Scalzi, Neal Stephenson, Robert Jordan/Brandon Sanderson, and David Weber. But I've written on science-fiction, so it may not be "non-academic."
Q: Do you have hidden talents?
A: My life on two wheels, as a motorcyclist. Since my 1975 CB360T, which I fixed-up a bit and sold for a profit in 1983, I've always had Honda's -- until my purchase of a Royal Enfield in 2009. My problem is that I don't have a garage, which may be a blessing (according to my wife) since that limits the number of motorcycles I would keep around the house.