Faculty Bio

Dr. Pete Brosius

Professor, Anthropology



Teaching in a graduate program that is focused on Ecological and Environmental Anthropology, Brosius is Director of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research at UGA. He is past President of the Anthropology and Environment Section , American Anthropological Association , and in 2005 he was awarded the Lourdes Arizpe Award in Anthropology and Environment. He is also a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), the Commission on Economic, Environmental and Social Policy (CEESP) and the WCPA/CEESP Theme on Indigenous and Local Communities, Equity and Protected Areas (TILCEPA). His research in Environmental Anthropology focuses on political ecology and on the cultural politics of conservation at both local and global scales. Previously his research focused on international environmental politics in Sarawak , especially as this pertained to the international campaign focused on Penan. Recently he has been working with the Kelabit community in Sarawak to develop a project called “Protected Area Planning and Implementation in Pulong Tau National Park .” He is a member of the coordinating committee of the Advancing Conservation in a Social Context (ACSC) research intiative, which is funded by the MacArthur Foundation. In conjunction with the ACSC initiative, he continues a research trajectory focused on global conservation and the politics of scale. Brosius has published in journals such as American Anthropologist , Current Anthropology , Conservation Biology , Ambio, Global Environmental Change , Society and Natural Resources, Comparative Studies in Society and History , Identities and Human Ecology.