Jonathan McLeod

Researches environmental conservation, sustainable development, and cultural identity in West Papua, Indonesia. Captivated by the cultural, spiritual, and philosophical possibilities of environmentalism, systems theory, and evolutionary theory. Disturbed by climate change, ecocide, and the social-ecological effects of conventional development. Inspired by Gregory Bateson, the Whole Earth Catalog, permaculturalists, Sebastião SalgadoPaolo Soleri, AMAN, Mary Oliver, Thích Nhất HạnhCopernicus and Leopold.

BA, Georgetown University, Literature and Religion
MA, University of Arizona, Cultural Anthropology
PhD Candidate, University of Arizona, Cultural Anthropology