Joshua O. Reno is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Binghamton University. His research and writing has focused on different forms of waste: municipal, mammalian, and martial. He has conducted ethnographic research on both sides of the Atlantic, but especially the United States and United Kingdom, on waste labor, markets, regulations and activism, exploring alternative and contested uses and representations of discard. More recently, his research has turned to disability, the body, and alternative semiotics. He is the author of Waste Away: Working and Living with a North American Landfill (2016) and the forthcoming book, Military Waste: The Unexpected Consequences of Permanent War Readiness.
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