Maron E. Greenleaf
Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer
A sociocultural anthropologist and legal scholar, I study environmental politics, land use, and the economy in the context of a changing climate. Critical scholarship has documented the sociopolitical dynamics of carbon’s extraction via fossil fuels. I ask what happens culturally, politically, and socially when the aim is instead to keep carbon in the earth.
- B.A. Yale University
- J.D. NYU School of Law
- Ph. D. Stanford University
Greenleaf, Maron. 2020. “Rubber and Carbon: Opportunity Costs, Incentives and Ecosystem Services in Acre, Brazil.” Development and Change 51.
Greenleaf, Maron. 2019. “The Value of the Untenured Forest: Land Rights, Green Labor, and Forest Carbon in the Brazilian Amazon.” The Journal of Peasant Studies.
Duchelle, Amy, Maron Greenleaf, Denyse Mello, Maria F. Gebara, and Tadeu Melo. 2014. “Acre’s State System of Incentives for Environmental Services (SISA), Brazil.” In Sills Erin, Stibniati Atmadja, Claudio de Sassi, Amy Duchelle, Demetrius L. Kweka, Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo, and William Sunderlin (eds). REDD+ on the Ground: A Case Book of Subnational Initiatives Across the Globe. Bogor, Indonesia: Center for International Forestry Research.
Greenleaf, Maron. 2011. “Using Carbon Rights to Curb Deforestation and Empower Forest Communities.” Note, N.Y.U Environmental Law Journal 18: 507-598.
Works In Progress
Greenleaf, Maron. Forest Lost: Carbon and Inclusion in the Brazilian Amazon. (Book manuscript)
Greenleaf, Maron. “Beneficiaries of Forest Carbon: Precarious Inclusion in the Brazilian Amazon.”
Selected other writing
Greenleaf, Maron. 2019. "California Polluters May Soon Be Able to Buy Carbon ‘Offsets’ from the Amazon—is that Ethical?” The Conversation, September 26, 2019.
Greenleaf, Maron and Amelia Moore. 2016. "2015 Rappaport Student Prize Winner Maron Greenleaf Interviewed by Amelia Moore.” Anthropology News.