A. G. Steig

PhD Student

About A. G. Steig

I am a Ph.D. student in sociocultural anthropology, minoring in geography, who studies how ecologies are managed in a time of global change. My current research concerns reforestation in industrial forestry. For my master's project, I studied the "assisted migration" of commercially valuable trees to adapt the forests of western Canada to climate change.

Previously, my bachelor's thesis examined food sovereignty in the Peruvian Andes. I have researched and worked for environmental conservation NGOs in South, Central, and North America.

Outside of research, I have been involved in mutual aid and food justice projects in Tucson and Seattle since 2016.

2018-2019 University of Arizona University Fellow
2019 Carson Scholar
2021-2022 FLAS Fellow in Portuguese

Research Interests

climate change, political ecology, science and technology studies, forestry, environmental anthropology, economic geography, conservation, food sovereignty