Maron E. Greenleaf
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.
- 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: 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.