I am an environmental anthropologist and a former sustainable energy policy practitioner. My dissertation explores how rooftop solar, “resiliency” microgrids, and other climate mitigation infrastructures simultaneously reinforce and upend entrenched structures of power as they materialize across long-standing race and class divisions in New York City. My research and teaching interests include the anthropology of energy, environmental intersectionality and the co-production of race and nature, multispecies ethnography, climate justice and environmental justice, science and technology studies, affect theory, and the epistemological politics of climate mitigation efforts. My research and scholarly objectives are informed by my experience as a sustainable energy practitioner in New York for eight years prior to beginning my Ph.D.
Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
Lennon, Myles. (Submitted, in review) “Postcarbon Amnesia: Toward a Recognition of Racial Trauma in Renewable Energy Futures.” Science, Technology, & Human Values, Special Issue: Race as a Ghost Variable.
Lennon, Myles. 2018. “Revisiting the Repugnant Other in the Era of Trump.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 8(3): 439 - 454.
Lennon, Myles. 2017. “Decolonizing Energy: Black Lives Matter and Technoscientific Expertise AmidSolar Transitions,” Energy Research and Social Science 30: 18 - 27.
Chatti, Deepti, Matthew Archer, Myles Lennon, and Michael R. Dove. 2017 “Exploring the Mundane: Towards an Ethnographic Approach to Bioenergy.” Energy Research and Social Science 30: 28 - 34.
Hebdon, Chris, Myles Lennon, Francis Ludlow, Amy Zhang, and Michael R. Dove. 2016. “The Pedagogy of Climate Change.” In Anthropology and ClimateChange, Second Edition, edited by Susan A. Crate and Mark Nuttall, 388 - 398. New York, NY: Routledge.
Encyclopedia Articles and Book Reviews
Cortesi, Luisa, Myles Lennon, Chris Hebdon, and Michael R. Dove. 2018. “Environmental Anthropology.” In The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Hilary Callan. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Hebdon, Chris, Myles Lennon, and Michael R. Dove. 2018. “Social Movements.” In The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology, edited by Hilary Callan. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Lennon, Myles. 2015. “Book Review: The Anthropology of Climate Change.” Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal 43 (6): 871 – 873.
Other Academic Publications
Lennon, Myles and Douglas Rogers. 2018. “Decentralizing Energy.” Public Anthropologies section of the American Anthropologist website: http://www.americananthropologist.org/2018/07/03/decentralizing-energy/.