2015 Rappaport Finalist Interview: Davide Orsini

Melissa Checker (Urban Studies Department, Queens College): What brought you to your research subject? Can you share a bit about your research methods and timeline? Davide Orsini (Assistant Professor, Department of History, Mississippi State U): I decided to start from the Archipelago of La Maddalena, where in 1972 the U.S. Navy installed a base for […]

2015 Rappaport Finalist Interview: Suzanne Barber

The Rappaport Prize and Panel of the Anthropology and Environment Society awards original research and analysis that contributes to the field of environmental anthropology. Michael Hathaway (Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University): What do you see as the main issues that shape how the animal rights movement works out in China, as opposed to say the US or […]

2015 Rappaport Finalist Interview: Angela Storey

The Rappaport Prize and Panel of the Anthropology and Environment Society awards original research and analysis that contributes to the field of environmental anthropology.  Nicole Peterson (University of North Carolina-Charlotte): How did you decide to conduct your research in Cape Town on the topic of sanitation? Angela Storey (PhD candidate, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona): I have a […]

2015 Rappaport Student Prize Winner Maron Greenleaf Interviewed by Amelia Moore

The Rappaport Prize and Panel of the Anthropology and Environment Society awards original research and analysis that contributes to the field of environmental anthropology.  Amelia Moore (Research Professor, University of Rhode Island): What brought you to your research subject? Maron Greenleaf (PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University): I became interested in efforts to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation […]

Plantworlds in West Papua

Rejecting human exceptionalism and exploring the subjective lifeworlds and particular agencies of non-human species with whom human existence is intertwined, the multispecies turn challenges us with the possibility of biocultural hope in the blasted landscapes of the Anthropocene (Kirksey et al. 2013). Relinquishing fatalistic thinking, multispecies ethnographers invite us to look around—rather than look ahead—at […]