Maron E. Greenleaf
Affiliate of Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society (EEES) PhD Program
I am a cultural anthropologist, political ecologist, and legal scholar studying intersections of the environment and economy in this time of climate crisis. I study how people interact with, understand, value, and govern the landscapes of which they are a part. I am particularly interested in efforts to create "green economies," socially just transitions from fossil fuels, and "nature-based solutions" to climate change—the logics and practices they entail, imagination and affect they inspire, and forms of inclusion and exclusion they engender.
- B.A. Yale University
- J.D. NYU School of Law
- Ph. D. Stanford University
Greenleaf, Maron. 2021. "Beneficiaries of Forest Carbon: Precarious Inclusion in the Brazilian Amazon." American Anthropologist.
Mendoza, Marcos, Maron Greenleaf, and Eric Thomas. 2021 "Green Distributive Politics: Legitimizing Green Capitalism and Environmental Protection in Latin America." Geoforum.
Greenleaf, Maron. "Forest urbanism: Urban forest life and rural forest death in the Brazilian Amazon." In Fire Storm: Critical Approaches to Forest Death and Life, Hot Spot essay series for Society Cultural Anthropology, edited by David Gilbert and Maron Greenleaf.
Greenleaf, Maron. 2020. "Rubber and Carbon: Opportunity Costs, Incentives and Ecosystem Services in Acre, Brazil." Development and Change.
Works In Progress
Greenleaf, Maron. Forest Lost: Producing Green Capitalism in the Brazilian Amazon. Under contract with Duke University Press.
Selected other writing
Greenleaf, Maron. 2019. "California Polluters May Soon Be Able to Buy Carbon ‘Offsets’ from the Amazon—is that Ethical?” The Conversation, September 26, 2019.
Greenleaf, Maron and Amelia Moore. 2016. "2015 Rappaport Student Prize Winner Maron Greenleaf Interviewed by Amelia Moore.” Anthropology News.