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Charles Zerner

Barbara B. and Bertram J. Cohn Professorship in Environmental Studies

BA, Clark University. MArch, University of Oregon. JD, Northeastern University. Special interests in environmental ethnography; political ecology; environmental justice, law, language, and culture; environmental security and public policy. Ethnographic fieldwork with Mandar fishing communities of Sulawesi, Indonesia, and reef management in Indonesia’s Maluku Islands; former program director, the Rainforest Alliance. Contributor and editor, People, Plants, and Justice: The Politics of Nature Conservation and Culture and the Question of Rights: Forests, Coasts, and Seas in Southeast Asia. Co-editor of Representing Communities: Politics and Histories of Community-Based Natural Resource Management, and, with Banu Subramaniam and Elizabeth Hartmann, of Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties (AltaMira Press, 2005). Residencies at the University of California-Irvine, Humanities Research Institute, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; grants include Fulbright-Hays fellowship for fieldwork in Indonesia, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Social Science Research Council. SLC, 2000–

Courses taught in Environmental Studies

Courses from previous years

  • New Nature: Environmental Design in the 21st Century
  • Picturing Nature
  • Strategies of Visibility: Arts of Environmental Resistance and Creativity
  • Dominance by Design: Machines, Security, and Landscapes of War
  • Hunger and Excess: Histories, Politics, and Cultures of Food
  • Understanding Property: Cultural and Environmental Perspectives
  • Hunger and Excess: Histories, Politics, and Cultures of Food
  • New Nature: Environmental Design in the 21st Century
  • Questions of the Commons: Interrogating Property

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