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Ryan Anderson

PhD Anthropology University of Kentucky, 2014
MA Anthropology San Diego State University, 2009
BA Anthropology UC Santa Cruz, 2006

Dr. Anderson is an environmental and economic anthropologist. His current research focuses on the social dynamics of coastal development and conservation in Baja California Sur, Mexico. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the department of anthropology at the University of Kentucky.

Research Interests:
Environmental Anthropology
Coastal Landscapes
Political Ecology
Baja California Sur
Cabo Pulmo
Marine Protected Areas
The California Coastline
Open Access Publishing
Selected Publications:

Peer Reviewed Publications

Anderson, R. Roads, value, and dispossession in Baja California Sur, Mexico. 2017. Economic Anthropology 4:7-21.

Anderson, R. Islands within an almost island: History, myth, and aislamiento in Baja California, Mexico. (2016) Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures 10(1):33-47.

Anderson, R. Sustainability, ideology, and the politics of development in Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. (2015) Journal of Political Ecology 22: 239-254.

Jackson, J. B. and R. Anderson.  Anthropology and Open Access.  (2014) Cultural Anthropology, Volume 29(2):236-263.


Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

Anderson, R. Hope versus critical awareness? Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything and the Politics of Climate Change in the Classroom. (2015) Anthropology News.

Anderson, R. From one place to another. (2013) Anthropology of Work Review, Volume 34(2):91-93.

Anderson, R. Landscapes of Wealth & Desire. (2011) OAC Working Papers Series #9.  ISSN 2045-5763.


Select Online Scholarly Publications

Anderson, R. Sustainability is everything—and nothing. (2015) Savage Minds.

Anderson, R. The politics of (uneven) development on the East Cape of Baja California Sur, Mexico. (2012) Anthropologies #15.

Anderson, R. Value, social conflict, and tourism. (2011) Savage Minds.