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Dr. J. Peter Brosius
Ph.D. Anthropology, University of Michigan 1992
- Environmental Anthropology
- Cultural politics of conservation
- Political ecology
- Transnational environmental movements and institutions
- Tropical adaptations
- Insular Southeast Asia.
My research links anthropology and conservation. I have a long-standing interest in the human ecology of Southeast Asia, particularly with respect to issues of environmental degradation.
- 2005 Lourdes Arizpe Award in Anthropology and Environment, American Anthropological Association
- Brosius, J. Peter. 2004. "Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas at the World Parks Congress." Conservation Biology 18(5): 609-612.
- Mascia, Michael, J. Peter Brosius, Tracy Dobson, Bruce Forbes, Leah Horowitz, Margaret McKean and Nancy Turner. 2003. "Conservation and the Social Sciences." Conservation Biology 17(3): 649-650.
- Brosius, J. Peter. 2003. "Voices for the Borneo Rainforest: Writing the History of an Environmental Campaign.” In Imagination and Distress in Southern Environmental Projects, ed. Anna Tsing and Paul Greenough, 319-346. Durham: Duke University Press.
Both my research and teaching is premised on the belief that anthropology has an important role to play not only in contributing to our understanding of the human impact on the physical and biotic environment, but also in showing how that environment is constructed, represented, claimed, and contested.