Photo by Theresa Miller.
Photo by Theresa Miller.

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. Authors may choose to submit to one of our thematic series, as well.

Engagement is particularly interested in featuring first-hand accounts by anthropologists and other social scientists, including early career scholars, graduate students, community leaders, movement builders, and environmental activists. We welcome reflections on collaborative and non-conventional approaches to understanding the pressing environmental issues of our time. We take an expansive view of “engagement,” advancing discourse on topics including theory, ethnographic writing, activism, and collaboration.

Engagement engages diverse publics, bringing new ideas and published research to a wider audience who might not otherwise read or access scholarly literature, including students, applied professionals, advocates, policy-makers, artists, or others. Engagement creates a space where scholars can publish provocative, serious, and experimental work without being burdened by jargon, conventional form and genre, or the excessive citation requirements of scientific journals. Posts may take a variety of forms:

  1. Essays: short pieces (1,500-3,000-word) dealing with particular topical or theoretical issues in environmental anthropology.
  2. Narratives: accounts of personal experiences researching, teaching, or advocating in environmental anthropology.
  3. Photo and Video Essays: a collection of photographs with captions or short videos that describe research, teaching, or activism experiences.
  4. Conference, Film, Exhibit, or Event Reviews: accounts of academic conferences and workshops, community meetings, film festivals, art and photography exhibitions, and other important events relating to A&E themes.
  5. Experimental: explorations of topics in environmental anthropology through poetry, experimental prose, and other forms.

Please submit your proposals or completed works by email to the Engagement co-editors:

Ángela Castillo-Ardila:

Colin Hoag:

Jia Hui Lee:

Lucero Radonic:

Submission Guidelines:

  • Images and hyperlinks are strongly encouraged. Please include authorship and captions for images and figures.
  • Blog posts are a genre unto themselves, distinct from scholarly journal articles. Please write accordingly.
  • References should be written according to the Chicago Manual of Style.