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Tamar doing field work

Clubhouse Q&A: KY horse world topic of Ph.D.

The daughter of rodeo-riding parents, Tamar V S McKee has parlayed her roots with horses into an anthropological study of the many facets of the horse world. The doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology is putting the finishing touches on a dissertation that examines the Kentucky horse world, up close. Doing field work at two Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facilities, and elsewhere in Bluegrass country, she has studied the horse-human relationship, the inner conflicts polarizing the horse world, and so much more. In this week’s Clubhouse Q&A, McKee, an equestrian and academic, discusses her exciting work. Q: You’re writing a dissertation on […]