Karen Hébert

Assistant Professor of Environmental Anthropology

Karen Hébert is on leave.

Publications (BETA)

This is a PARTIAL listing of recent publications, and it will continue to grow as we populate our publications database.


  • Journal Article
    Hébert, Karen. “Chronicle of a Disaster Foretold: Scientific Risk Assessment, Public Participation, and the Politics of Imperilment in Bristol Bay, Alaska.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 22.S1 (2016): 108-126. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9655.12396
  • 2015

  • Journal Article
    Hébert, K. “Enduring Capitalism: Instability, Precariousness, and Cycles of Change in an Alaskan Salmon Fishery.” American Anthropologist 117.1 (2015): 32-46. DOI: 10.1111/aman.12172
  • 2014

  • Journal Article
    Hébert, K. and D. Mincyte. “Self-Reliance beyond Neoliberalism: Rethinking Autonomy at the Edges of Empire.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 32.2 (2014): 206-222. DOI: 10.1068/d6312
  • Book Chapter
    Hébert, K.. “The Social Forms of Local Self-Reliance: Complexities of Community in the Alaskan Transition Movement.” Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plenitude Case Studies of the New Economy. Ed. Juliet B. Schor and Craig J. Thompson New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 63-94. Link
  • 2013

  • Journal Article
    Foley, P.; Hebert, K. “Alternative regimes of transnational environmental certification: governance, marketization, and place in Alaska's salmon fisheries.” Environment and Planning A 42.11 (2013): 2734-2751. DOI: 10.1068/a45202
  • 2012

  • Magazine Article
    Hébert, Karen “The Work of Wildness: Diversity and Difference in a Southwest Alaskan Salmon Fishery.” RCC Perspectives vol. 9 RCC Perspectives, 2012, 21-23.
  • 2011

  • Journal Article
    Hébert, Karen. “In Pursuit of Singular Salmon: Paradoxes of Sustainability and the Quality Commodity.” Science as Culture 19.4 (2011): 553-581. DOI: 10.1080/09505431.2010.519620
  • 2010

  • Magazine Article
    Hébert, Karen “Review of Robert J. Foster, Coca-Globalization: Following Soft Drinks from New York to New Guinea.” Comparative Studies in Society and History vol. 52 no. 2 Comparative Studies in Society and History, 2010, 479-480.