Environmental Anthropology

Environmental Anthropology examines conservation, environmental justice, human ecology, political ecology, ecotourism, environmental policy, environmental organizations, landscapes/seascapes, eco-volunteerism and indigenous people's relationship with the environment.

Relevant Faculty: Brondo, Hicks, Maclin, Latta.

Environmental Justice in Memphis and Beyond

Environmental justice is the meeting point of environmentalism and social justice. It is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, in the control of their environment.

The Anthropology Department works with the Sierra Club Chickasaw Group, community leaders, and other community organizations to host an annual Environmental Justice conference in Memphis.

For more information, including an Environmental Justice timeline, video, and information on upcoming and past conferences, see the Environmental Justice Page.