Tony is an ecological anthropologist who conducts research at the nexus of anthropogenic (prescribed) fire, small-scale subsistence practices, Indigenous sovereignty movements, and the political ecology of land management in California. Through funding from the National Science Foundation, the Joint Fire Science Program, and Stanford University, he collaborated with and learned from Karuk and Yurok Tribal members in northwest California to complete his Ph.D. on cultural burning. Tony was raised in southeast San Francisco where he was engaged in environmental and youth justice organizing. After studying natural resources at Cornell University, he designed and implemented participatory environmental research programs at UC Berkeley with communities throughout the East Bay.
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It is the policy of California State University, East Bay that students may consult with the Departmental Tenure, and Promotion Committee on the tenure, and promotion of departmental faculty. If any student desires to meet with the Department of AGES Tenure and Promotion Committee to discuss the performance of Dr. Albert Gonzalez who is being considered for tenure and/or promotion by the Committee, arrangements can be made with the Department Chair before October 1.