Social Science at SERC Institute
- Leadership Program
Eunice Blavascunas will join the staff of SERC Institute as a social scientist responsible for developing a social science program for the organization. SERC Institute, located on the Schoodic Peninsula in Winter Harbor, Maine, was created in 2004 as a National Park Service Research Learning Center supporting research and education efforts at Acadia National Park. Eunice is a cultural anthropologist with expertise in large-scale land conservation and its effects on rural communities. Eunice will examine issues around the success or failure of large-scale land conservation, using Maine's conservation lands as her case study. Ultimately, Eunice and SERC Institute intend to develop collaborative projects with the social science community that create a unique niche for SERC Institute as a center that provides social science to inform the process of large-scale land conservation nationwide.