Author: therezamiller

The Sacrifice Zones of American “Energy Independence”: Pipeline and Refinery Expansion in the Chicago Region

therezamiller , August 16th, 2018

By Graham Pickren, Roosevelt University § The United States is seemingly on its way to “energy independence.” Since the oil price increases and gas lines of the 1970s shocked…


Contamination of the Social Fabric: Sápara Leaders’ Resistance to Oil Companies in the Ecuadorian Amazon and the Narrow Vision of Environmental Impact Studies

therezamiller , March 20th, 2018

By Lindsay Ofrias, Princeton University § In the shadow of the world’s worst case of oil contamination, the Sápara, a small group of indigenous people, are desperately protecting their…


Tracing Chemical Intimacies

therezamiller , November 1st, 2017

By Sophia Jaworski (University of Toronto) A middle-aged woman in the Greater Toronto Area wears a charcoal mask in her bedroom to prevent asthma spurred by breathing in…


Spirit, Monster, Table and Tongue

therezamiller , October 25th, 2017

By Caroline Merrifield (Yale) My friend Zhang is one of the head chefs at the fine-dining farm-to-table restaurant in Hangzhou, China, where I did most of my dissertation…


Presence to Influence: Examining the Politics of Representation in Global Environmental Governance

therezamiller , October 11th, 2017

By: Kimberly Marion Suiseeya (Department of Political Science, Northwestern University)[1] Laura Zanotti (Department of Anthropology and Center for the Environment, Purdue University)[2] Kate Haapala …


Living with the Environmental and Social Legacy of U.S. Land Policy in the American West

therezamiller , January 24th, 2017

By Julie Brugger, University of Arizona § Looking out across the arid, mesquite- and saguaro-studded landscape of the Tonto Basin District of the Tonto National Forest (TNF) in central…


Anthropology and Environment Society at the 2016 AAA Meeting

therezamiller , November 4th, 2016

Anthropology and Environment Society Panels and Events at AAA 2016 INVITED SESSIONS Friday, November 18, 2016 10:15 – 12:00 pm UNCOMMON TERRITORIES OF THE ‘COMMON GOOD’ (Oral session…


Making Homeland (Haciendo Patria): Agrarian Change, Nationhood and Inter-Ethnic Relations at the Frontier of Colonial Expansion in Chile

therezamiller , September 27th, 2016

By Piergiorgio Di Giminiani, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile § As are many other valleys in the southern Andean region of Chile, Coilaco was the setting of some of the last…


Conjuring Property: An Interview with Jeremy Campbell

therezamiller , September 15th, 2016

Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon By Jeremy Campbell 2015. 256 pp. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. § Theresa Miller (Postdoctoral Fellow, S…


Human-Animal Encounters at the Park

therezamiller , August 18th, 2016

By Shay Perryman, Ana Cruz, and Justin Brady § Woodward Park lies on the northwest edge of Fresno in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley. Fresno is California’s fifth largest city…


Anthropology Beyond the Tap: From Flint, Michigan to California’s Central Valley

therezamiller , August 16th, 2016

By Alexa Becerra-Almendarez, Emily Wolff, and Lemual Wheatley § Imagine you are thirsty. You go to the sink to pour yourself a glass of water, but you stop abruptly;…


Drought and Culture: From the Yard to the Farm

therezamiller , August 12th, 2016

By Alfred Lopez, Yeng Vang, and Chong Vang, California State University, Fresno § We hurriedly walked through a middle-class Fresno, California neighborhood. The City of Fresno and Fresno County are…


Who Is Afraid of CRISPR Art?

therezamiller , July 19th, 2016

By Eben Kirksey, University of New South Wales § Originally published in Somatosphere A crowd-sourced Indiegogo funding campaign that raised over $45,000 for do-it-yourself gene editing kits in Decemb…


Plantworlds in West Papua

therezamiller , June 21st, 2016

By Sophie Chao, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia § First published in Anthropology & Environment Society’s section of Anthropology News Rejecting human exceptionalism and exploring th…


On Rust

therezamiller , April 6th, 2016

By Stephanie McCallum, University of California, Santa Cruz § Recent scholarship in anthropology has addressed infrastructure not in its fully functioning capabilities, but as it falls apart (e.g. Chu…


Between Obsolescence and Necessity: The Abiding Nature of Dhalao Infrastructures in Urban India

therezamiller , March 17th, 2016

By Aman Luthra, Johns Hopkins University § If you happen to frequent the broad tree-lined avenues of Chanakyapuri—an upscale neighborhood in New Delhi, India dominated by diplomatic missions and…


Poetry in the Anthropocene

therezamiller , March 3rd, 2016

By Autumn Sharp, University of Kent § I’ll only ask questions I don’t want to know the answers to “Jupiter’s gravity slings long-period comets out of harm’s way, while…


Museums and Ecology: The Story of “Little Frog” (Ranunculus paucifolius)

therezamiller , February 16th, 2016

By Joanna Cobley, University of Canterbury § One botanical specimen collected in the late nineteenth century provides the starting point for this commentary on “museums and ecology.” What can…


What the Seed Knows of the Soil

therezamiller , January 27th, 2016

By Kay E. Lewis-Jones, University of Kent § Attending to the Seed On a December afternoon in the upper west side of Manhattan, a group of people sat in…