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Thomas Love

PhD, Anthropology, UC Davis
MA, Anthropology, UC Davis
MS, Ecology, UC Davis
BA, Anthropology, Columbia University

Professor Thomas Love teaches anthropology and environmental studies courses, including South American peoples and cultures and environmental problem-solving. His current research and publications focus on energy issues, including fossil-fueled globalization, and the social and cultural consequences of global oil depletion.

Previous research and publications have focused on the threats to the sustainability of rural livelihoods, and the political, cultural and economic issues surrounding small-scale agriculture in the Pacific Northwest, California’s Sacramento Valley and South America. Love is a frequent guest lecturer and leader of natural and cultural history study tours to South America, and has served as a Fulbright Teaching and Research Scholar in Peru.

Dr. Love is a co-recipient of the 2005 Joel Palmer Award, awarded by the Oregon Historical Quarterly, for “Oregon, the Beautiful,” named best article published in the journal in 2004. He is currently preparing a book manuscript, Cultures of Energy: Anthropological Perspectives on Powering the Planet.