Confessions of a Shark Anthropologist

Earlier this year I received a phone call from an unknown number. “This is the National Geographic Channel. Is it true that you are a shark anthropologist?” I paused— “Yes, I guess you can say that.” “Great, we are doing a program about sharks and are asking experts why sharks attack at certain times and […]

Plastic Thoughts on Disasters

The People’s Climate March and the Shores of Krakatau On Sunday, September 21, participants in the People’s Climate March filled the streets of New York City from 86th to 59th Streets on Central Park West before progressing slowly, under heavy police control, to 34th Street. The event was deliberately timed by the environmental organization 350.org […]

Anthropology and Environment Society President’s Report

This was my first AAA Annual Meeting as the president of Anthropology and the Environment (A&E), and I found it to be both exciting and highly productive. Our membership numbers are solid, around 650, and we had a large footprint at the annual meeting in terms of panels, roundtables and working groups, as well as […]