Laura A. Ogden
Associate Professor of Anthropology
In the broadest sense, I am interested in understanding the politics of environmental change and conservation. My work contributes to theoretical discussions in political ecology, environmental anthropology, as well as post-humanist philosophy. I have conducted ethnographic research in the Florida Everglades, with urban communities in the United States, and currently, I am working on a long-term project in Tierra del Fuego, Chile. My research in Tierra del Fuego explores the ways introduced species are remaking the landscape and the ethics of living and dying in a changing world.
areas of expertise: environmental anthropology, ethnographic writing, political ecology, Florida Everglades, Southern Cone of South America
Ogden, Laura, William Hall* and Kimiko Tanita.* 2013. Animals, Plants and People: A Review of Multispecies Ethnography, Environment & Society 4:5-24.
Pickett, S. T. A., C. G. Boone, B. P. McGrath, M. L. Cadenasso, D. L. Childers, L. A. Ogden, M. McHale, J. M. Grove. 2013. Ecological Science and Transformation to the Sustainable City, Cities 32(2013):S10-S20.
Ogden, Laura, Nik Heynen, Ulrich Oslender, Paige West, Karim-Aly Kassam, and Paul Robbins. 2013. Global Assemblages, Resilience, and Earth Stewardship in the Anthropocene, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7(11):341-347.
Ogden, Laura A. 2011. Swamplife: The Entangled Lives of Hunters, Gators and Mangroves in the Florida Everglades, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Ogden, Laura A. 2008. Searching for Paradise in the Florida Everglades. Cultural Geographies. 15(2):207-229.
Ogden, Laura A. 2008. The Everglades Ecosystem and the Politics of Nature. American Anthropologist. 100(1):21-32.
Works in Progress
"Animal Diasporas: the Making and Remaking of Tierra del Fuego"
Speculative Wonder at the World's End, book manuscript to be submitted to the University of Minnesota Press.