Jamie A. Haverkamp

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


Environmental Studies

Hedge Hall, Room 111



Ph.D. Anthropology & Environmental Policy, University of Maine, Orono
M.S. Human Geography, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.A. Visual Journalism, Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara

Jamie Haverkamp is an environmental anthropologist, human geographer, and social issue documentary photographer. In her research praxis, she takes a feminist, anti-colonial and participatory approach to understanding climate adaptation planning and climate resilient development in Maine, Peru, and across the Americas.

My research agenda has long sought to better understand the ethical and political dimensions of climate resilient development and adaptation planning (in various project forms). More specifically, my work seeks insights into how the twin projects of modern colonization and nation-building shape the current climate crisis and so-called solutions. I strive to imagine climate adaptation and mitigation beyond (neo)colonial and Eurocentric rationalities, finding inspiration in ecofeminism, Indigenous climate studies, and “epistemologies of the south”. My research program is grounded in (1) long-standing ethnographic and participatory research with agropastoralists of the Peruvian Andes; (2) ethnographic engagement in the UNFCCC process, specifically with the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP); and (3) coastal adaptation planning in the U.S. My regional expertise is in Peru, the Andes, and the U.S.

Drawing from my own educational background in Visual Storytelling, Human Geography, and Environmental Anthropology and Policy, my courses require students to think interdisciplinarily, critically, and creatively about today’s most pressing environmental issues.

ENVR 231 Climate (In)Justice
ENVR 204 Environment & Society