Stephanie Postar

Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow in Natural Resource Economics and Political Economy  

I am an environmental anthropologist specializing in energy and natural resources in the Global South. My research engages with the politics and practices that shape decisions about and attitudes toward natural resource use and management in sub-Saharan Africa. My doctoral research examined the multiple and dynamic values of natural resources in rural Tanzania at the intersection of mining, development, and wildlife conservation. I am currently developing this research as a book and editing an interdisciplinary collection on resource extraction and exclusion. I am also in the early stages of a new research project, which turns attention to refined uranium products in Tanzania and their domestic regulation. 

Research Interests:
Environmental anthropology; political ecology; anthropology of development; wildlife conservation; corporate social responsibility; social studies of science in Africa; natural resources; energy; precarity and uncertainty; gender

DPhil in Anthropology from University of Oxford