Paul Berne Burow

PhD Candidate


Ph.D. Yale University 2022 (Expected)
M.Phil. Yale University
M.E.Sc. Yale University
B.A. University of California, Davis

I am a student in the combined doctoral degree program between the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Department of Anthropology at Yale University. My work examines the culture, history, and politics of forests and rangelands in the Great Basin and California.

My work and methods draw from the interdisciplinary fields of agrarian studies, cultural anthropology, human geography, environmental history, Native American & Indigenous Studies, American Studies, and conservation/landscape ecology. 

Keywords: conservation, culture and politics, ethnobotany, forests and rangelands, indigeneity, multispecies ethnography, nationhood, nature and environment, political economy, ranching, settler colonialism.

Regions: United States, Great Basin, Nevada & California, North America.

Note: I am away for fieldwork in 2019-2021. I am currently based in Reno, Nevada.