Erin Fitz-Henry is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and the Development Studies in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She joined the department in 2011 after receiving her PhD in Anthropology at Princeton University and her M.Div.
from Harvard Divinity School. She works primarily on transnational social movements, with a particular interest in the global movement for the rights of nature in Ecuador, the United States, and Australia. Her ethnographic work has focused on the use of these rights in contexts of large-scale resource extraction. This work is interdisciplinary, drawing on contemporary legal studies, sociology, critical development studies, and political science. Other interests include environmental justice and just transitions, post-colonialism, and new materialism. She is currently developing a new research project on climate justice, austerity politics, and working-class activism.
Her first book, U.S. Military Bases and Anti-Military Organizing, was published in 2015. Recent articles have appeared in leading journals such as Geoforum, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, American Ethnologist, and the Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology.
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Senior Lecturer In Social & Cultural Anthropology
Social And Political Sciences
Master of Divinity
Doctor of Philosophy