From the Crew

Hi ExtrACTION & Environment folks!

Extraction 1.jpgWe hope your summer has been everything you had hoped for. It is that time of the year again, to collect ideas and prepare proposals for the SfAA annual meeting 2023. The meeting will be hybrid and this time we will gather in Cincinnati (and online). Please send your roundtable, panel, or paper abstracts, 100 words or less, by September 15 to Anna Willow willow.1@osu.edu and/or Elisabeth Moolenaar emoolenaar@regis.edu. We hope to organize many and a broad array of sessions again! Feel free to reach out with any other ideas for the meeting as well.

It has been an interesting year for those involved in extraction issues.  New York’s Stop the Pipeline held its last meeting.  With the lands taken through eminent domain returned to their owners following the withdrawal of the Williams and Co. pipeline permits, the group believes that this was a solid end to a long battle. In the meantime, other groups were trying to obtain permissions, given the status of the fight for natural gas in the Ukraine. It is a US export dream.  Traveling in New Mexico, uranium miners and their families continue their attempts to gain compensation due to unprotected mining in the 1970s.  

Wolf Student Paper Prize

The Wolf Student Paper Prize is rapidly approaching. The Political Ecology Society (PESO) announces the 2022 Eric Wolf Prize for the best article-length paper. The competition offers a great opportunity as it involves paid registration fees for the Society for Applied Anthropology annual meeting, a feature presentation of the paper at this meeting, and publication in the Journal of Political Ecology! 

We seek papers based in substantive field research that make an innovative contribution to political ecology. Clear links to some specific set of political ecology ideas and literature is important. To be eligible for the competition, scholars must be no more than two years past the completion of their Master’s or Ph.D. degree. This includes scholars who have not yet received the Ph.D. and Master’s students. Multiple authored papers are considered as long as the first author meets the above criteria. Be mindful the prize is meant exclusively to support students and newly minted grads. Also, we cannot accept papers that are already under review at a journal. 

The deadline for submission is September 5, 2022.

The preferred format for papers is electronic, i.e. Word or PDF. Please contact Elisabeth Moolenaar, if you need to submit in some other format. Please anonymize your submission and use the style guidelines provided on the Journal of Political Ecology webpage: https://journals.uair.arizona.edu/index.php/JPE/about/submissions

As the winning paper will be published in the Journal of Political Ecology, the prize reviewers may requestrevisions before the item is published.

​​​​​​​Electronic submissions and further queries should be sent to Dr. Elisabeth Moolenaar (emoolenaar@regis.edu).

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