1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

James Igoe

Associate Professor

Brooks Hall, 300

924-7740

Jim Igoe holds a PhD in Anthropology from Boston University (2000). He has conducted field research on biodiversity conservation, community-based development, and grassroots social movements in Tanzania, Pine Ridge, South Dakota, and New Orleans Louisiana. His earlier work focused on conflicts between nature conservation and indigenous and local communities in diverse context. His more recent work concerns the ways in which spectacles of nature connect and disconnect peoples' experiences of their place in the world at diverse and interconnected scales and locales. He is also involved with experimental collaborations dedicated to integrating theory building, applied practice, and public scholarship.

Specializations

Globalization; biodiversity conservation; development; nature; value(s); spectacle; social movements; East Africa; North America.


Selected Publications

2013 - Consume, Connect, Conserve: Consumer Spectacle and the Technical Mediation of Neoliberal Conservation's Aesthetic of Redemption and Repair. Human Geography 6 (1):16-28.

2013 - Prosuming Conservation Producing/Consuming Nature and the Material Base of Speculative Capitalism. Journal of Consumer Culture: 1-23. (Co-Author Bram Buscher)

2010 - The Spectacle of Nature in the Global Economy of Appearances Anthropological Engagements with the Spectacular Mediations of Transnational Conservation. Critique of Anthropology 30 (3):375-397

2010 - A Spectacular Eco-Tour Around the Historic Bloc: Theorizing the Convergences of Biodiversity Conservation and Capitalist Expansion. Antipode 30 (3): 486-163. (Co-Author Katja Neves and Dan Brockington)

Department Faculty

Ira Bashkow
Associate Professor
Frederick H. Damon
Professor
Eve Danziger
Professor and Chair; Affiliated Faculty: Linguistics Program; Cognitive Science Program
Lise Dobrin
Associate Professor & Director of the Interdepartmental Program in Linguistics
Carrie Douglass
Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies
Gertrude Fraser
Associate Professor
Richard Handler
Professor & Director of Global Development Studies Program
Jeffrey L. Hantman
Professor
James Igoe
Associate Professor
Ravindra Khare
Professor & Director of the Center on Critical Human Survival Issues
Adria LaViolette
Associate Professor
Daniel Lefkowitz
Associate Professor
George Mentore
Associate Professor
Rachel Most
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Programs & Professor
Fraser D. Neiman
Lecturer
Stephen Plog
David A. Harrison Professor of Archaeology
China Scherz
Assistant Professor
John Shepherd
Associate Professor
Mark Sicoli
Assistant Professor
Margaret Smith
Director & Curator, The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection
Roy Wagner
Professor
Patricia Wattenmaker
Associate Professor
Kath Weston
Professor