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: Dan Jorgensen

Contact details: Department of Anthropology
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario
Canada N6A 5C2
1-519-661-2111 ext 84702

Statement of interest: My interest is largely in issues involving land rights in relation to mining projects in Papua New Guinea. Environmental interests per se are tangential to these concerns for me, but are obviously implicated in local people’s’ rights and ability to enjoy the land on which they live.

Geographical/topical areas of interest: Papua New Guinea

Name: Milton Wagbei Kainyande

Affiliation: Green Scenery

Contact details: 

Statement of interest: My backgroud is research on environmental  and climate change.  I am working for an environmental protection and promotion agency in Sierra Leone named Green Scenery.

Geographical/topical area of interest: I am interested in coastal environment protection from deforestation and violent flooding.

Name: Laur Kiik

Affiliation: Oxford University, doctoral student

Contact details:

Statement of interest: conservation, wildlife, ethnic nationalism, war, environmentalism, religion, ontology/cosmology, wildlife trade

Geographical/topical area of interest : Burma / Myanmar, Kachin

Name: Helen Kopnina

Affiliation: Leiden Univeristy AND The Hague University of Applied Science

Contact details: Johanna Westerdijkplein 75 2521 EN Den Haag

Statement of interest: biological conservation, ecological justice; environmental education; sustainability

Geographical/topical area of interest: global/international

Name: Oliver D. Liebig

Affiliation: University of Munich, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology

Contact details: Oettingenstr. 67, D-80538 Munich, Germany +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9608

Statement of interest: I am an anthropologist currently working on indigenous groups and wind parks in Mexico. 

Geographical/topical area of interest: Environment and society, ontologies, anthropology of energy, renewable energy, wind, assemblage theory. Regional Focus: Mexico, South America.