Amelia Moore

  • Associate Professor, Joint appointment
  • Department of Marine Affairs; Gender and Women's Studies
  • Phone: 401.874.5107
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  • Office Location: Coastal Institute Building, Room 220
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Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of California Berkeley
B.A. in Environmental Biology from Columbia University

Selected Publications

2023 Forthcoming Solarities: Elemental Encounters and RefractionsPunctum Press, Co-Editor with Cymene Howe and Jeff Diamanti

2023 Forthcoming Black Atlantis, Book chapter in Solarities: Elemental Encounters and RefractionsPunctum Press, Cymene Howe, Jeff Diamanti, and Amelia Moore, Eds.

2022 Solarities: Seeking Energy Justice, University of Minnesota Press, Forerunners Series, written by the After Oil Collective, Ayesha Vemuri and Darin Barney, Eds.

2021 We’ve Never Seen Anything Like It: Witnessing Coral Death and ResurrectionHau Journal of Ethnographic Theory 11(2): 461-474

2021 Intersectional Ecologies, invited review article for Annual Review of Anthropology 50, with Bridget Guarasci and Sarah Vaughn

2021 Assessing Indicators and Limitations of Food Security Objectives in Coral Reef Restoration. With Jessica Vandenberg, Austin Humphries, Carlos Garcia-Quijano, Richard Pollnac, Suparman Abdullah. Conservation & Society AOP: 1-13

2020 Report from The Bahamas: The Legacies of Colonialism and White SupremacyBlack Perspectives Blog of the African American Intellectual History Society, posted November 5th

2020 Special Issue on Islands and Aquapelagos in the Anthropocene: Shima 14(2). Guest Co-Editor with Phillip Hayward

2020 Science communication demands a critical approach that centers inclusion, equity, and intersectionality, Co-authored with Sunshine Menezes, Katherine N Canfield, Shayle B Matsuda, Alycia N Mosley Austin, Bryan Dewsbury, Mónica Ivelisse Feliú-Mójer, Katharine W B Mcduffie, Kendall Moore, Christine A Reich, Hollie Smith, Cynthia Taylor, Frontiers in Communication, Science and Environmental Communication 5(2): Jan 2020

2019 Destination Anthropocene: Science and Tourism in The Bahamas. University of California Press.

2019 Selling Anthropocene Space: Adventures In and Out of Sustainable Tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism 27(4): 436-451

2018 Citation Matters: An Updated Reading List for a Progressive Environmental Anthropology. Teaching Tools, Cultural Anthropology Fieldsightes, published online December 3rd, Co-authored with Bridget Guarasci and Sarah Vaughn

2018 Feeding Island Dreams: Exploring the Relationship Between Agritourism and Food Security in The Bahamas, Co-Authored with Adelle Thomas, and Michael Edwards, Island Studies Journal 13(2): 145-162

2018 Working Together to Restore the Reef, Theorizing the Contemporary, Cultural Anthropology Fieldsightes: published online July 26th, Sarah Besky and Alex Blanchette, Eds.

2018 The Social Dynamics of Turbine Tourism and Recreation: Introducing a mixed-methods approach to the study of the First US Offshore Wind Farm. Co-Authored with Hollie Smith, Tiffany Smythe, David Bidwell, and Jen McCann. Energy Research Social Science 45: 307-317

2016 Anthropocene Anthropology: Reconceptualizing Contemporary Global Change. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 22(1):27-46

2015 The Anthropocene: A Critical Exploration. Special Issue on the Anthropocene. Environment and Society: Advances in Research 6: 1-3. Author and invited Co-Editor with Paige West and Daniel Brockington.

2015 Tourism in the Anthropocene Park? New Analytic Possibilities. International Journal of Tourism Anthropology 4(2): 186-200

2015 Islands of Difference: Design, Urbanism, and Sustainable Tourism in the Anthropocene Caribbean. Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 20(3): 513-532

2014 with N. Van Cao, N. Thien Tao, A. Montoya, K. Broad, A. Rasmussen, H.K. Voris, Z. Tacaks. Sea Snake Harvest in the Gulf of Thailand. Conservation Biology 28(6): 1677-1687

2012 The Aquatic Invaders: Marine Management Figuring Fishermen, Fisheries, and Lionfish. Cultural Anthropology 27(4): 667-688

2010 Climate Changing Small Islands: Considering Social Science and the Production of Island Vulnerability and Opportunity. Environment and Society: Advances in Research 1: 116-131

Research Abstracts