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 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.

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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: 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.