Brian Samuel Geyer

  • Doctoral Student
  • Anthropology Research Assistant, LEADR (Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research)
  • Faculty, Institute for Digital Archaeology Method and Practice


Research Interests

  • Sociocultural anthropology
  • East Africa
  • Political Ecology
  • Human-Environmental Interactions
  • Pastoralism
  • Political economy
  • International development

Biographical Info

Brian Samuel Geyer is a seventh-year graduate student studying land tenure customs among Maasai populations in and around the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. His political ecology research concerns itself with how changes in national environmental management and land privatization policies result in significant cultural consequences for pastoral Maasai communities in southwestern Kenya. Of particular concern to Mr. Geyer are the numerous, privately-owned land conservancies that have been established to the north of the Maasai Mara, ostensibly established to help alleviate human encroachment on wild animal populations. Mr. Geyer has conducted ongoing ethnographic data collection in and around Sekenani Centre and the aforementioned conservancies in Kenya, where he previously lived as a public health volunteer for the United States Peace Corps.


Wyche, S.P., Densmore, M. and Geyer, B.S., (2015). “Real Mobiles: Kenyan and Zambian Smallholder Farmers’ Contemporary Attitudes Towards Mobile Phones,” Proc. International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development, Singapore, Article No. 9.