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Univ. of British Columbia anthropologist Shaylih Muehlman Awarded Junior Scholar Prize for 2012

Press Release: 14 December 2012

The Anthropology & Environment Society has awarded its Junior Scholar Prize to Univ. of British Columbia anthropologist Shaylih Muehlman. The prize is given annually to an early‐career scholar for an exemplary article in the area of environmental anthropology.

Muehlman won for her 2012 article Rhizomes and Other Uncountables: The Malaise of Enumeration in Mexico’s Colorado River Delta, in American Ethnologist 39(2): 339‐353.

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Anthropology of Climate Change

Anthropologists work in communities where climate change is already affecting local economies and people’s lives.  On the recommendation of the Anthropology & Environment section, the American Anthropological Association has formed a task force to explore the cultural impacts of global climate change.  The task force is headed by Prof. Shirley Fiske from the University of Maryland.

Anthropology Climate Change task force member Susie Crate interviews a Pacific Islander.

Anthropology Climate Change task force member Susie Crate interviews a Pacific Islander.

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