Global Change/Global Health

Global Change/Global Health: Revealing Critical Interactions Between Social and Environmental Processes is a new series for scholarly monographs that treat global change and human health as interconnected phenomena. The goals of the series are to advance scholarship across the social and health sciences, contribute to public debates, and inform public policies about the human dimensions of global change.

The series editors seek single-authored monographs by scholars working in the social, behavioral, and health sciences, addressing key convergences of global change and global health:

  • The health-related causes and consequences of environmental change
  • Spatiotemporal processes of health
  • The phenomenology of climate, environmental, and lifestyle changes
  • Critical analyses of global change and global health initiatives
  • Theoretical and methodological contributions to global change and global health studies
  • Global flows of people and ideas related to environments and wellbeing
  • Ethical debates about global climate, health, and political and social restructurings
  • Human and environmental relationships to new technologies
  • Global change and global health in relationship to global conflicts

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts at any stage of development. Please contact the series editors for a full description and submission guidelines.


About the Series Editors

Janelle Baker is Associate Professor in Anthropology and the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies programs at Athabasca University in what is now known as northern Alberta, Canada. Her research is on traditional wild food and medicine security and sovereignty. Since 2006, she has studied sakâwiyiniwak (Northern Bush Cree) experiences with contamination of wild foods in Treaty No. 8 territory, which is an area of extreme extraction of oil and forests. Janelle is also co-PI with Métis anthropologist Zoe Todd on a project that is restor(y)ing land use governance and bull trout population health in a contested area of the Rocky Mountain foothills in Alberta, Canada. This work has grown into a Canadian Institute of Health Research funded project working with Stoney Nakoda Women to test traditional foods for high selenium content. Dr. Baker is a Co-Editor of Ethnobiology Letters, a diamond open-access online peer-reviewed journal and is the North Americas Representative on the International Society of Ethnobiology Board of Directors. She is the winner of the 2019 Canadian Association for Graduate Studies – ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences category.

Cynthia Fowler is a Professor of Anthropology at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina (USA). Fowler’s main areas of study occur where anthropology intersects with biosocial dynamics, freshwater and marine biology, and fire ecology. In 2022-23, Fowler received Fulbright U.S. Scholar support for community-based research about the ways Indonesian agropastoralists shape and respond to freshwater changes due to multidecadal natural and anthropogenic transformations in their home landscapes.  Fowler has published her research results in journal articles and books, including Fire Otherwise: Ethnobiology of Burning for a Changing World (2018), Biosocial Synchrony on Sumba: Multispecies Interactions and Environmental Variations in Indonesia (2016), and Ignition Stories: Indigenous Fire Ecology in the Indo-Australian Monsoon Zone (2013). She co-edits the Contributions in Ethnobiology monograph series published by the Society of Ethnobiology.

Elizabeth Anne Olson is the Senior Manager of Design Research at Crown Equipment, overseeing a diverse team of researchers to advance human-centered digital and physical products. Formerly an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Southern Utah University, she remains active in the Society of Ethnobiology and is a co-editor of Plants and Health: New Perspectives on the Health-Environment-Plant Nexus, and the author of Indigenous Knowledge and Development: Livelihoods, Health Experiences, and Medicinal Plant Knowledge in a Mexican Biosphere Reserve. Her research interests include ethnobotany, community-based conservation, indigenous peoples of Mexico, and public health.

In a Wounded Land In a Wounded Land
In a Wounded Land

In a Wounded Land

Conservation, Extraction, and Human Well-Being in Coastal Tanzania

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Persistence of Good Living Persistence of Good Living
Persistence of Good Living

Persistence of Good Living

A’uwe Life Cycles and Well-Being in the Central Brazilian Cerrados

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Cultivating Knowledge Cultivating Knowledge
Cultivating Knowledge

Cultivating Knowledge

Biotechnology, Sustainability, and the Human Cost of Cotton Capitalism in India

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