Krueger awarded Fulbright-Hays fellowship

October 18, 2013

James Krueger, a doctoral student in Environment and Resources, has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship for the 2014 calender year. 

The title of Krueger’s dissertation is "Drug Crops and Natural Resources under Pluralistic Regulation: A Comparative Study of Khat Farming in Ethiopia and Kenya.” The Fulbright-Hays fellowship is for the Kenyan portion of the research. 

The dissertation will examine what factors contribute to sustainable resource management under conditions of legal pluralism (when there co-exists formal, statutory law, and long-standing customary law). The production of khat (a legal mild narcotic long grown and consumed in parts of East Africa) provides an interesting case as it is a commodity with high market value that puts high stress on water and forest resources.

Krueger received his bachelor’s degree at UW-Madison in history and anthropology in 2000. He then completed a J.D. at William and Mary in 2006. Upon completion of his law degree he went to Ethiopia where he taught law and served as the associate dean at Haramaya University, teaching courses in environmental, natural resources and international law. 

Krueger returned to UW for his doctoral work, studying under professor Harvey Jacobs and working with professors Matt Turner (Geography), Heinz Klug (Law), Mutlu Ozdogan (Forest and Wildlife Ecology and Nelson Institute) and William Bland (Soil Science).