Christopher Lesser, PhD Alum and Current Visiting Scholar, Publishes Article for American Anthropologist

January 12, 2023

Christopher Lesser

"Located on a former plantation in the Paraíba Valley of Rio de Janeiro, a region central to state and market formation, and to Atlantic slavery in the nineteenth century, this “forest” contains ecological histories different from those encoded in environmental law. Rather than a legislative failure, this incongruence constitutes an important structural feature of the juridical authority that marginalizes embodied ways of learning about the environment."

Congrats to Geography Phd Alum (Summer 2022) and current visiting scholar, Christopher Lesser, on his recent article for American Anthropologist, "Another “education by stone”: An archaeological case study in Brazil's environmental law." Read the whole article here!