Publications

In Press  “The Double Force of Vulnerability: Ethnography and Environmental Justice.” With Grant M. Gutierrez and Theresa Pendergast. Environment & Society: Advances in Research

In Press  “NoDAPL Encampments: 21st Century Indian City,” in Indian Cities: Histories of Indigenous Urbanism. Edited by Kent Blansett, Cathleen Cahill, and Andrew Needham. Norman: Univ of Oklahoma Press.

2020  “Making It Home: Solidarity and Belonging in the #NoDAPL Encampments.” With Ricki Draper. Collaborative Anthropologies. (volume tbd, forthcoming)

2020 “Riparian Sensibilities,” in Water in the High Desert. Edited by Laurie Hall, Gail Binkly, Renee Podunovich, Sonja Horoshko, and Michael Thompson. Cortez, CO: Sharehouse Press.

2020 “Comments on Anthropology OF Activism,” in Anthropology and Activism: New Contexts, New Conversations. Edited by Anna J Willow and Kelly A Yotebeing. London and New York: Routledge Press. pp. 79-82.

         book cover for anthropology and activism

2018 “Racing the Reservation: Rethinking Resistance and Development in the Navajo Nation,” in Race and Rurality in the Global Economy. Edited by M. Crichlow, P. Northover, and J. Giusti-Cordero. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

          race and rurality

2018 Landscapes of Power: Politics of Energy in the Navajo Nation. Durham: Duke University Press.

          Powell_cover_sketches_02-1

2017 “Toward Transition? The Rise of Diné Energy Activism and New Directions in Environmental Justice,” in ExtrACTION: Impacts, Responses, and Alternative Futures. Edited by Jalbert, Willow, Casagrande, Paladino, and Simonelli. Walnut Creek, CA: Routledge.

          cover extraction

2015 “‘The Rainbow is our Sovereignty’: Rethinking the politics of energy on the Navajo Nation.” Journal of Political Ecology 22: 53-78.

2013 [with Maribel Casas-Cortés and Michal Osterweil] “Transformations in Engaged Ethnography: Knowledge, Networks, and Social Movements,” in Insurgent Encounters: Ethnography, Activism, and the Transnational. Edited by Juris and Khasnabish. Durham: Duke University Press.

          cover insurgent encounters

2013 “Reflections on Teaching an ‘Anthropology of Energy.’” Culture, Agriculture, Food and Environment 35(1): 60-63.

2010 [with Dailan Jake Long] “Landscapes of Power: Renewable Energy Activism in Diné Bikéyah,” in Indians & Energy: Exploitation and Opportunity in the American Southwest. Edited by Smith and Frehner. Santa Fe: School of Advanced Research Press.

          cover indians and energy.jpg

2010 [with Dorothy Holland, Eugenia Eng, and Georgina Drew] “Models of Engaged Scholarship: An Interdisciplinary Discussion.” Collaborative Anthropologies 3: 1-36.

2009 [with Andrew Curley] “K’e, Hozhó, and Non-governmental Politics on the Navajo Nation: Ontologies of Difference Manifest in Environmental Activism.” World Anthropologies Network E-Journal 4.

2008 [with Maribel Casas-Cortés and Michal Osterweil] “Blurring Boundaries: Knowledge-Practices in Contemporary Social Movements.” Anthropological Quarterly 81(1): 17-58.

2006 “Technologies of Existence: The Indigenous Environmental Justice Movement.” Development 49: 119-124.