Call for Posts: Toxic Bodies

Epigenetics, developmental biology, and feminist science and technology studies teach us that organisms are not merely affected by their environment—they are co-constituted by it, in deep dialogue. What, then, does it mean to be human in the abundant presence of human-produced toxins? From Bisphenol A (BPA) to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to glyphosate and many more, … More Call for Posts: Toxic Bodies

Call for Posts: Life on the Frontier: The Environmental Anthropology of Settler Colonialism

This thematic series poses the question: What kinds of nature are forged through settler colonialism? A distinct form of colonization, settler colonialisms do not merely conquer people and territory—they seek to transplant and redefine. The desires, fears, messianism, violence, masculinity, sexuality, and racism that characterize settler colonialism shape how colonists imagine and interact with the … More Call for Posts: Life on the Frontier: The Environmental Anthropology of Settler Colonialism

Call for Posts: The Nature of Infrastructure

The concept of infrastructure draws attention to as-yet-unseen synergies between technology, culture, and materiality. What does this concept have to offer environmental anthropology? While we can safely say that infrastructures shape the natural world, they surely do so in ways particular to their times and places. The Engagement blog calls for submissions that can help … More Call for Posts: The Nature of Infrastructure

Open Call for Posts: Multi-Species Anthropology: Becoming Human with Others

The Western notion of “the human” as we know it is unraveling. From fields as diverse as developmental biology, epigenetics, environmental history, science and technology studies, and anthropology, we are learning new ways that the histories and trajectories of humans are bound up with those of other species. We once imagined discrete, autonomous individuals, each … More Open Call for Posts: Multi-Species Anthropology: Becoming Human with Others

Open Call for Posts: Engagement Blog General Submissions

The Anthropology and Environment Society’s Engagement blog invites authors to submit contributions pertaining to the section’s main themes, such as: human-environment relationships, multispecies anthropology, climate change, development, political ecology, environmental justice, and ethnobiology, among others. Engagement features first-hand accounts by anthropologists and other social scientists broadly concerned with the cause of social and ecological justice. … More Open Call for Posts: Engagement Blog General Submissions