Kenneth Linden is a Ph.D. candidate in the Central Eurasian Studies Department at Indiana University. He also earned his M.A. degree from CEUS. Kenneth studies Mongolian history, with a focus on animal and environmental history. He spent the last year in Mongolia conducting his dissertation research with funding from Fulbright-Hays. His dissertation research is on collectivization of livestock in the Mongolian People’s Republic and the transformation of how Mongolians interacted with animals and the environment.