Paul Berne Burow

PhD Candidate in Environmental Anthropology

Selected Publications

Journal Articles (Peer-reviewed)

Farrell, J., P.B. Burow, K. McConnell, J. Bayham, K.P. Whyte, and G. Koss. Forthcoming. “Effects of Land Dispossession and Forced Migration on Indigenous Peoples in North America.” Science

Mueller, J.T., K. McConnell, P.B. Burow, K. Pofahl, A.A. Merdjanoff, and J. Farrell. 2021. “Impacts of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Rural America.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118: e2019378118. DOI:

Burow, P.B., K. McConnell, and J. Farrell. 2019. “Social Scientific Research on the American West: Current Debates, Novel Methods, and New Directions.” Environmental Research Letters 14: e125012. DOI:

Burow, P.B., S. Brock, and M. R. Dove. 2018. “Unsettling the Land: Indigeneity, Ontology, and Hybridity in Settler Colonialism.” Environment and Society 9(1): 57-74. DOI:

Atwell, K., P.B. Burow, and N. Santos. 2007. “LED Standard Traffic Signals.” Review of Policy Research 24(7): 468-7.

Book Chapters (Peer-reviewed)

Koh, V., P.B. Burow, L. Kanoi, and M.R. Dove. 2021. “Locating the ‘Rural’ in Anthropology.” The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology. Lene Pedersen and Lisa Cliggett, eds. pp. 296-310. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishers.

Burow, P.B. 2020. “Nature’s Belonging: Landscapes, Conservation and the Cultural Politics of Place in the Great Basin.” In Public Lands in the Western U.S.: Place and Politics in the Clash between Public and Private, K. Sullivan and J. McDonald, eds. pp. 175-197. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Burow P.B., S. Brock, and M.R. Dove. 2020. “Land, Indigeneity, and Hybrid Ontologies.” In Living Earth Community: Multiple Ways of Being and Knowing. S. Mickey, M. Tucker, and J. Grim, eds. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers. pp 193-202. DOI:

Dove, M. R., A. Johnson, M. Lefebvre, P.B. Burow, W. Zhou, and L. Kanoi. 2019. “Who Is in the Commons: Defining Community, Commons, and Time in Long-Term Natural Resource Management.” Global Perspectives on Long Term Community Resource Management. L. R. Lozny and T. H. McGovern, eds. Cham: Springer. pp 23-40. DOI:

Essays, Reports, and Book Reviews

Burow, P.B. 2021. “Burning Through History in California's 'Asbestos' Forests.” Hot Spots: Fieldsights. Society for Cultural Anthropology.

Mueller, J.T., J. Farrell, K. McConnell, and P.B. Burow. 2021. "COVID-19 and Poverty in Rural Areas: The Experience of the United States." Working Paper for Expert Group Meeting on Implementation of the Third United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty. United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Farrell, J., K. McConnell, and P.B. Burow. “The Pandemic Hit Rural America and Changed Its Attitudes About Government.” Barron’s. October 8, 2020.

Farrell, J., J.T. Mueller, K. McConnell, P.B. Burow, K. Pofahl, and A.A. Merdjanoff. 2020. Impact of COVID-19 on the Rural West: Material Needs, Economic Recovery, and Political Attitudes. Executive Summary of Research Findings. New Haven, CT: Yale School of the Environment.

Burow, P.B. 2017. “Wildlife Conservation and Settler Colonialism in the North American West.” Engagement: A Blog of the Anthropology & Environment Society. March 28, 2017.

Preprints (under review)

Burow, P.B., K. McConnell, J.T. Mueller, and J. Farrell. Under review. “Political Support for a Green Recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic in Rural America.”

McConnell, K., A. A. Merdjanoff, P.B. Burow, J.T. Mueller, and J. Farrell. Under review. “Rural Safety Net Use During the Covid-19 Pandemic.”