P. Joshua Griffin, Ph.D., M.Div.

Assistant Professor, School of Marine & Environmental Affairs

Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies

Research areas

P. Joshua Griffin is an environmental anthropologist working at the intersections of Indigenous studies, political ecology, critical social science, and the human dimensions of climate change. His community-engaged research focuses on Arctic Indigenous ecologies, climate change, environmental health, food sovereignty, hunting and fishing governance/rights, and environmental planning. More broadly, he is interested in approaches to “climate adaptation” that center Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination; participatory digital methods to support Indigenous environmental history, cultural heritage and planning; coastal dynamics, sea level rise, and climate-induced migration; and social movements for environmental and climate justice, including faith-based movements.

Selected publications

Griffin, P. Joshua, “Pacing Climate Precarity: Food, Care, and Sovereignty in Iñupiaq Alaska.”
Medical Anthropology, Special issue on “Precarity, Pace, and Care,” Sandra T. Hyde, ed., (Forthcoming).

Griffin, P. Joshua, “Thresholds,” in Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon. Howe, C. and A.Pandian,
eds. Punctum Books, (In press).