Colin Hoag is an anthropologist and ecologist with interests in botany, water, soil conservation, biogeography, bureaucracy, and migration. He is currently Assistant Professor of Environmental Anthropology at Smith College, where he teaches courses on landscape, the Anthropocene, and the environment in Africa. Colin’s book, The Fluvial Imagination: On Lesotho’s Water-Export Economy, is forthcoming in 2022 with University of California Press. His work has been published in American Anthropologist, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Critique of Anthropology, Politique Africaine, and elsewhere.
Jia Hui Lee is an anthropologist of science and technology. He is the 2021-2023 Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in the John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities and a Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Haverford College in Pennsylvania (Lenapehoking), USA. His work brings together conversations in multispecies and environmental anthropology, science and technology studies, and African studies.
Ángela Castillo-Ardila is an anthropologist of environmental politics and resource extraction struggles with an emphasis on Latin America. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Fulbright Fellow. Ángela studies practices of territorial, water, and life defense in Colombia in the context of contemporary extractive disputes, focusing on emergent political subjects, novel forms of political action, and the production of territory.