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 admin@therai.org.uk and include:

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

Name: Piergiorgio Di Giminiani

Affiliation: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Chile)

Contact details: pdigiminia@uc.cl

Statement of interest: land property, indigenous ontologies, state power, peasantry, conservation, environmentalism

Geographical/topical area of interest: Latin America, Chile

Name: Pablo Domínguez

Affiliation: Research Fellow and Associate Lecturer at the Ethno-ecology Laboratory / Laboratory for the Analysis of Socio-Ecological Systems in a Global World (http://icta.uab.es/Etnoecologia/index.php / http://ictaweb.uab.cat/linia_recerca.php?linia=30&area=2&setLanguage=en) and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology (http://www.uab.cat/antropologia/), Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, 08193 - Bellaterra (Spain)

Contact details: Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA)
Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, 08193 - Bellaterra (Spain)
Email: eco.antropologias@gmail.com

Statement of interest: He has focused most of his research on the Maghreb, particularly on the agro-silvo-pastoralism of Berber populations of the High Atlas of Morocco and their AGDALS, Morocco's prime Indigenous Peoples' and Community Conserved Areas (hereafter ICCAs: https://iucn.org/about/union/commissions/ceesp/topics/governance/icca/). For the last decade his main theoretical question has been how symbolic-cultural representations and socio-material uses of the Environment relate to each other in the case of AGDALS and how to approach this in an increasingly holistic manner (www.tdx.cat/bitstream/10803/79093/1/pdg1de1.pdf). His present and future research agenda concentrate on how to implement the accumulated knowledge on eco-anthropological theory, ICCAs and agro-silvo-pastoralism through procedures of heritization within a Mediterranean Political Ecology framework (http://www.mediter.ird.fr).

Geographical/topical area of interest: With a background of a Magrebist and a specialization on Berber populations, currently he is opening to new communities of agro-silvo-pastoralists within the Mediterranean mountains in sites such as Sicily, the Apennines, the Pyrenees and the Andalusian Baetic mountains. In this context he is currently the Principal Investigator of the three year project in Spain and Morocco "Socio-Ecological Heritization of ICCAs (HERICCA): http://icta.uab.es/Etnoecologia/proyecto.php?Id_proyecto=98.

Name: Michèle D. Dominy

Affiliation: Bard College
Professor of Anthropology, and Environmental and Urban  Studies
Director of Environmental and Urban Studies

Contact details: mdominy@bard.edu

Statement of interest: I have conducted long-term field research in the New Zealand high country on land, culture and identity, with a focus on place attachment, land contestations and sustainability in mountain lands. Fieldwork in Australia focused on alpine cultural heritage in NSW and Victoria. Current research projects in empire and ecology explore cultural and natural heritage conservation and botanical anthropology in the British diaspora with a focus on ecological restoration, the anthropology of plants, and the culture of orchid hybridisation.

Geographical/topical area of interest: New Zealand, Australia, Anthropology of Place, Conservation Anthropology, Botanical Anthropology, Mountain Lands, Invasion Ecologies

Name: Katherine C. Donahue

Affiliation: Professor Emeritus, Plymouth State University Director, The White Ash Institute

Contact details: Email: kdonahue@plymouth.edu
Tel: 802/291-1754 (cell) 802/436-2448 (home)
164 Jenneville Rd., Windsor, VT 05089 USA

Statement of interest: I am affiliated with the Plymouth State University (NH) Center for the Environment. I have researched the mining and marketing of tanzanite in Tanzania. Currently I am working on the sustainability issues created by the manufacture and use of recreational boats. These issues include, but are not limited to, the use of carbon fiber and fiberglass in their construction. End of life disposition of these boats has been ill-addressed. The marine industry is aware of this problem, but the market for recycled construction materials is limited. The European Union and its member states, including France and the Netherlands, have been working on this problem, the US less so.

Geographical/topical area of interest: Tanzania, United States, France, Netherlands

Name: Michael R. Dove

Affiliation: Yale University

Contact details:
F&ES, Yale University
134-136 Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511-2189
Telephone: 203-432-3463
Fax: 203-436.9135
e-mail: Michael.dove@yale.edu
http://environment.yale.edu/profile2/dove

Statement of interest: Environmental anthropologist, whose work focuses on the environmental relations of local communities, especially in South and Southeast Asia.  Over the past 40 years, he has spent more than a dozen years in the field in Asia, carrying out long-term research on human ecology in Borneo and Java, developing government research capacity in Indonesia, and advising the Pakistan Forest Service on social forestry policies.  Current research and teaching interests include the anthropology of climate change and the cultural and political aspects of natural hazards, disasters, and resource degradation; indigenous environmental knowledge and practice; the study of developmental and environmental institutions, discourses, and movements; the history and sociology of the environment-related sciences; and post-humanist study of environmental relations.

Geographical/topical area of interest: Indonesia/Southeast Asia, Pakistan/South Asia