Maron E. Greenleaf

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor

  • Affiliate of Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society (EEES) PhD Program

I am a sociocultural anthropologist, political ecologist, and legal scholar studying intersections of the environment and economy. I examine how people interact with, understand, and govern the worlds around them and the kinds of economic and cultural values this engenders. In particular, I examine efforts to create “green economies” and the political practices, aspirations, and forms of inclusion and exclusion they create.

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Silsby, Room 413A
HB 6047




  • B.A. Yale University
  • J.D. NYU School of Law
  • Ph. D. Stanford University

Selected Publications

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Works In Progress

Greenleaf, Maron. Forest Lost: Valuing Carbon in the Brazilian Amazon. (Book manuscript)

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.