Stevan Harrell is Professor of Anthropology and Professor of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington, where he has taught since 1974. He has worked with Nuosu Yi scholars and others on projects relating to ethnicity, education, and environment in Liangshan since 1991. He was a co-founder of the Yangjuan Primary School and is co-founder and President of the Cool Mountain Education Fund. He is author of Ways of Being Ethnic in Southwest China (Washington 2001), co-author (with Bamo Qubumo and Ma Lunzy) of Mountain Patterns: The Survival of Nuosu Culture in China (Washington 2000) and (with Bamo Ayi and Ma Lunzy) of Fieldwork Connections (Washington 2007). He is also editor of Cultural Encounters on China's Ethnic Frontiers(Washington 1995) and of Perspectives on the Yi of Southwest China(California 2001). His most recent volume, co-edited with Denise M. Glover, Charles F. McKhann, and Margaret B. Swain, is Explorers and Scientists in China's Borderlands, 1880-1950(Washington 2011). He is currently working on an illustrated edition of G. William Skinner's 1949-50 field diaries from Sichuan and on An Ecohistory of People's China.