Maron E. Greenleaf

|Assistant Professor
Academic Appointments
  • Assistant Professor

  • 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 people's relationships with the landscapes of which they are a part, including how they interact with, understand, value, and govern them. I am particularly interested in efforts to restore landscapes, make nature valuable, and create "green economies," as well as in related issues of environmental justice and land rights.

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Silsby, Room 403
HB 6047




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

Selected Publications

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.