The Anthropology and the Environment Committee of the RAI have put together a list of anthropologists who are interested in environmental issues.  This list is a resource for other anthropologists and for those outside anthropology looking for a particular expertise.

If you are interested in being included please reply to and include:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Contact details
  • Statement of interest
  • Geographical/topical area of interest

Name: Mireia Campanera

Affiliation: Institut Català d'Antropologia (Catalan Institute of Anthropology, Catalonia, Spain)

Contact details: e-mail:

Geographical/topical area of interest: Amazon, ethnography, Kukama-Kukamiria indigenous people, human-nature relationships, fishery, conflict, sustainable development, protected areas,

Name: Courtney Cecale

Affiliation: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

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Statement of interest: My specialties are the cultural politics of climate change (melting tropical glaciers), extractive industries, and natural disasters.

Geographical/topical area of interest: My regional focus is Latin America (with extensive fieldwork in the Peruvian Andes and Mexico)

Name: Liana Chua

Affiliation: Anthropology, Brunel University London

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Statement of interest: I have worked in Malaysian Borneo since 2003, focusing particularly on religious conversion, ethnic politics, landscape, development, resettlement and indigenous rights. My current research examines the social, political and cultural dimensions of orangutan conservation as a global nexus encompassing a disparate range of players, among them UK-based charities, conservation scientists and small villages in Borneo and Sumatra. Among other things, I am working on a new collaborative project on orangutan killing in rural Borneo, and am interested in exploring further cross-disciplinary/cross-sector opportunities with conservationists and others. I am also available for consultancy work and outreach/public engagement. For further information, please see

Geographical/topical areas of interest: Southeast Asia, Borneo, Malaysia, Bidayuh, landscape, development, resettlement, indigenous rights/issues, conservation, environmentalism.

Name: Judith Cirac Claveras

Affiliation: Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Spain

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Geographical/topical area of interest: Latin America

Name: Dr Irena Leisbet Ceridwen Connon

Affiliation: University of Dundee

Contact Details: Department of Geography, School of Social Science, University of Dundee, Tower Building, Main Campus, Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom, DD1 4HN, Email:

Statement of Interest: I am interested in the anthropology of the environment and being included on the list of anthropologists interested in environmental issues

Geographical/topical area of Interest: My particular area of interest is in the anthropology of environmental risks and hazards, particularly in Alaska, Scotland and the wider UK, and Australia.