- Associate Professor, Joint appointment
- Department of Marine Affairs; Gender and Women's Studies
- Phone: 401.874.5107
- Email: email@example.com
- Office Location: Coastal Institute Building, Room 220
Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of California Berkeley
B.A. in Environmental Biology from Columbia University
2023 Forthcoming Solarities: Elemental Encounters and Refractions, Punctum Press, Co-Editor with Cymene Howe and Jeff Diamanti
2023 Forthcoming Black Atlantis, Book chapter in Solarities: Elemental Encounters and Refractions, Punctum 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 Resurrection, Hau 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 Supremacy, Black 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
- Analysis of Effects of the Block Island Wind Farm on Rhode Island Recreation and Tourism Activities - J. McCann, David Bidwell, Amelia Moore, H. Smith, and T. Smythe Using social science methods to assess the effects of the Block Island Wind Farm on tourism and recreation activities.
- Beyond the beach: Tradeoffs in tourism and recreation at the first offshore wind farm in the United States - T. Smythe, David Bidwell, Amelia Moore, H. Smith, J. McCann
An exploratory qualitative study through which tourism and recreation professionals and participants met in focus groups to discuss experiences with and observations of the 30-MW Block Island Wind Farm.
- Coral Restoration Social Science and Assessment - Amelia Moore, Austin Humphries, Carlos Garcia-Quijano
Between 2018 and 2022, a team of URI researchers and students will be assessing the social impacts and effects of a large-scale, corporate funded, community oriented coral restoration project in the Spermonde Archipelago of Indonesia.
- Film: Decolonizing Science and Ethics in Informal STEM Fields - Kendall Moore, Amelia Moore, Wendy Smythe, and Martha Merson
The Decolonizing Science Documentary Film Project explores the origins, creation, and evolution of western science as a western European enterprise, one that sublimated, marginalized and re-narrativized the practices, procedures, ethics, and contributions of the racially marginalized, underrepresented people of color (UR-POC) in science, today.
- Public Memory, Place, and Belonging - Maryann Gobern Mathews, Jessie Frazier, Amelia Moore
In collaboration with the Gobern family and many other members of the local and regional community, we are developing a temporary, traveling exhibit, tentatively titled “Public Memory, Place, and Belonging: Unearthing the Hidden History of the Native and African American Presence on Block Island” about the multicultural history of the island, the evolution of the Manissean community and interracial relationships over time.
- Reformulating Networks of Security, Sustainability, and Survival - Nicolette Bethel, Kenneth Broad, Amelia Moore, Adelle Thomas, Sarah Wise
How individuals and communities responded to Hurricane Dorian before, during, and after the storm, why they made the choices they made, and how their response strategies were adapted to the specific situation.
- Sociocultural Adaptations to Renewable Energy Infrastructure in Aquapelagic Systems - Amelia Moore This ongoing project experiments with decolonial ethnographic methods to explore the sociocultural effects of renewable energy transitions, utilizing the New England transition to offshore wind as a primary case study.
- Understanding the Relationship Between the Block Island Wind Farm and Indigenous Island Lives, Past and Present - Amelia Moore and Jessica Frazier Exploring the indigenous experience on Block Island and the social effects of the Block Island Wind Farm and its cables on current indigenous lives and the future of indigenous community life on the island.