Anna Willow is an engaged environmental anthropologist who has devoted her career to studying human-environment relationships in contexts of anthropogenic environmental transformation, with a specific emphasis on how diverse groups of people experience and respond to externally-imposed resource extractive industrial development. Her dynamic research program integrates insights from environmental studies, Indigenous/First Nations studies, environmental justice, political ecology, landscape anthropology, globalization and development studies, and ethnohistory. Dr. Willow has explored Anishinaabe citizens’ responses to intensive clearcutting in northwestern Ontario, Ohioans’ attitudes concerning unconventional shale oil and gas development (i.e., fracking), and northeastern British Columbia residents’ experiences with concurrent hydroelectric, natural gas, forestry, and coal development.
She is the author or editor of three books, including:
Understanding ExtrACTIVISM: Culture and Power in Natural Resource Disputes. Routledge, 2018.
ExtrACTION: Impacts, Engagements, and Alternative Futures (co-edited with Kirk Jalbert, David Casagrande, and Stephanie Paladino). Routledge, 2017.
Strong Hearts, Native Lands: The Cultural and Political Landscape of Anishinaabe Anti-Clearcutting Activism. State University of New York Press, 2012.
For a full list of Dr. Willow’s publications and research activities, please see her CV:
Dr. Willow's cv.pdf
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