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.  

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areas of expertise:  environmental anthropology, ethnographic writing, political ecology, Florida Everglades, Southern Cone of South America

 

Selected Publications

 

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.

 

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603.646.3235
413C Silsby
HB 6047
Department(s): 
Anthropology
Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies
Center(s): 
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
Education: 
PhD, 2002, University of Florida
M.A., 1994, University of Florida
B.A., 1990, University of North Carolina