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Kindra Jesse De’Arman

Company: University of Oregon

Position: Graduate Employee

Expert Overview

Kindra De’Arman is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oregon in the department of sociology. Her research and professional experience focus on environmental decision-making in USFS and BLM managed areas. Particular topics include public participation, settler colonialism, and the socio-cultural use of science. Her dissertation further explores these topics by analyzing how the BLM navigates contested science/knowledge in their management of horse and burro populations. Throughout her graduate eduction, Kindra has worked grading and teaching classes within the sociology department. At the University of Oregon, she taught an in-person 300-level Environmental Sociology course in the fall of 2019 and an online 300-level Research Methods course in the summer of 2020. In addition to her academic work, Kindra is a podium trail runner and gardener, enjoying as much time outside as possible.


De’Arman, Kindra Jesse and Richard York. 2021. “‘Society-Ready’ and ‘Fire-Ready’ Forestry Education in the United States: Interdisciplinary Discussion in Forestry Course Textbooks.” Journal of Forestry 119(3):236-250.

De’Arman, Kindra Jesse. 2020. “Is Public Participation Public Inclusion? The role of comments in US Forest Service decision-making.” Environmental Management 66(1):91-104.

Aschenbrenner, Kindra. 2014. “Review of Richard Widick’s Trouble in the Forest: California’s Redwood Timber Wars.” Humboldt Journal of Social Relations 36:194-196.


MS in sociology from the University of Oregon (2018)
BA in sociology from Humboldt State University (2013)