Eleanor Ouimet

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Boston, 2009


My research and teaching are focused on human-environment interactions, including community-based conservation, environmental justice, disaster preparedness, community response to natural hazards, green energy, and the effects of climate change. My recent journal publications address pedagogical approaches to teaching climate change, the health effects of climate change, anthropological approaches to the study of environmental repair, the influence of anthropocentrism in the social sciences, and facilitating cooperative efforts between social scientists, natural scientists, engineers, and local communities. I am the PI of the DISASTER (Designing Interdisciplinary Science And Strategies To Enhance Resilience) Research team as well as the Microaggression Research team at UConn. I have co-authored Culture and Conservation: Beyond Anthropocentrism, as well as four edited volumes, including: The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology, Sustainability: Key Issues; Environmental Anthropology: Future Directions; and Environmental Anthropology Today. Here at UConn, I teach ANTH 1010E ‘Climate Change and Global Society’, ANTH 3340E ‘Culture and Conservation,’ and ANTH 5317: ‘Environmental Anthropology.’

Field area

United States



Shoreman-Ouimet, E; Kopnina, H. 2015. Culture and Conservation: Beyond Anthropocentrism. London: Routledge

Kopnina, H; Shoreman-Ouimet, E. (INVITED eds). 2015. Sustainability: Key Issues. London: Routledge

Kopnina, H; Shoreman-Ouimet, E. (eds). 2013. Environmental Anthropology: Future Trends. London: Routledge

Kopnina, H; Shoreman-Ouimet, E. (eds). 2011. Environmental Anthropology Today. London: Routledge

Kopnina, H and Shoreman-Ouimet, E. (INVITED eds). Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology. London: Routledge (anticipated date of publication 2016)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Kopnina, H and Shoreman-Ouimet, E. (2016) Introduction to Environmental Anthropology, in Routledge Handbook of Environmental Anthropology. London: Routledge (anticipated date of publication Summer 2016)

Shoreman-Ouimet, E. and Kopnina, H., (2015) Reconciling Ecological and Social Justice to Promote Biodiversity Conservation. Biological Conservation 184(2015): 320-326

Kopnina, H; Shoreman-Ouimet, E. (2015) The Emergence and Development of Sustainability, in Helen Kopnina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet, eds., Sustainability: Key Issues Environmental, London: Routledge

Kopnina, H., and Shoreman-Ouimet, E., 2013. Introduction: Environmental Anthropology of Today and Tomorrow, In Environmental Anthropology: Future Trends. Edited by Helen Kopnina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet. London: Routledge.

Shoreman-Ouimet, E., 2011, Concessions and Conservation: A study of anti-environmentalism, Journal of Ecological Anthropology, 14(1): 52-66

Shoreman-Ouimet, E. and Kopnina, H., 2011, Introduction: Environmental Anthropology of Yesterday and Today, In Environmental Anthropology Today. Edited by H Kopnina and E Shoreman-Ouimet. London: Routledge

Shoreman-Ouimet, E., 2011, Middle Out Conservation: The Role of Elites in Rural American Conservation. In Environmental Anthropology Today. Edited by H Kopnina and E Shoreman- Ouimet. London: Routledge

Shoreman, E., 2010. Muddy Waters: Water Conservation and Environmental Ethics in the Mississippi Delta. Anthropology News, January 2010

Shoreman, E. and N. Haenn. 2009. Regulation, Collaboration and Conservation: Ecological Anthropology in the Mississippi Delta. Human Ecology

Shoreman, E. 2007. Women, Rice, and Ritual. Sagar. University of Texas, Austin

DeSilva, J., Shoreman, E., Maclatchy, L. 2006. A fossil Pan proximal femur from the Plio-Pleistocene of Southwestern Uganda. Journal of Human Evolution.

Blom, D., Buikstra, J., Keng, L., Tomczak, P., Shoreman, E., and Stevens-Tuttle, D., 2004, Anemia and childhood mortality: Latitudinal patterning along the coast of pre-Columbian Peru. American Journal of Physical Anthropology

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