The Anthropology and Environment Society at the 2015 AAA Annual Meeting

The Anthropology and Environment Society is pleased to be sponsoring or co-sponsoring 43 paper sessions, one poster session, and three roundtables at the upcoming AAA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. We have also continued our annual dissertation writing workgroup. The theme for this year’s conference, held November 18-22, is Familiar/Strange. We encourage you to attend […]

The Ear of the Ear

On April 24, 2015, the Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) organized a panel presentation to promote public discussion about the future of Mauna Kea. Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano that rises 13,796 feet from sea level on the island of Hawaiʻi. The Mauna has recently received widespread public attention, in part, because […]

Hope Versus Critical Awareness?

Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything” and the Politics of Climate Change in the Classroom We live in a world of environmental uncertainty where climate change, water shortages, deforestation, degradation, dispossession and pollution threaten not only the present, but also our collective future. As anthropologists concerned with human-environment relationships, how do we discuss, teach and confront […]