Paige West, an environmental anthropologist, is the Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University.
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There are no external efforts to manage or plan for the dramatic effects of climate change in the coastal zones of Lovongai Island. The island, known as New Han... More
Recently, the discipline of anthropology has faced much-needed critique from a chorus of young and dynamic scholars. These critiques emerged in the face of the ... More
On June 11, 2018, I was—as I always am during the North American academic summer—in Papua New Guinea, where I do anthropological work that includes research, te... More
We sit on the veranda of a house on the outskirts of Goroka, Papua New Guinea (PNG), while two international oil company representatives describe the benefits t... More