Peter A. Taber, M.A.
|Anthropology||University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ|
Area:sociocultural anthropology, anthropology of expertise, environmental anthropology, linguistic anthropology
He studies the relationship between expertise and governance in the context of environmental issues. He focuses on the technocratic subjectivities that contribute to neoliberal environmental governance, with a focus on Ecuadorian biodiversity conservation. He is also interested in conservation negotiations as a site in which the sovereignty of indigenous groups and the Ecuadorian state are being renegotiated vis a vis foreign aid agencies and a cluster of international conservation NGOs.