Dr. Nora Haenn
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: 229, Box 8107
Raleigh, NC 27695
Nora Haenn is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and International
Studies. Her research focuses on environment and migration. On the
topic of the environment, Haenn considers how small-scale communities
(villages and counties) manage their natural resources. Given her
area of specialty in southern Mexico, this interest touches on
questions of rainforest conservation, sustainable development,
environmental justice, , multi-culturalism, and the government
mechanisms employed to create and implement environmental policy. Her
book Fields of Power, Forests of Discontent brings these topics
together to describe how conservation programs took root in southern
Mexico. As residents of southern Mexico were drawn into international
migration, Haenn began to examine the social and environmental effects
of international migration. She is currently at work on a book A
Family Without Borders: How Travel to the United States Changed the
World of One Mexican Family.
2011: North Carolina State University, College of Humanities and Social Science for “Bosses and Friends, Citizens and Foreigners: An Examination of Employers’ Dispositions to their Immigrant Workers” (Co-PI, $4,000)
2011: National Science Foundation, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) for Genetic Engineering and Society: The Case of Transgenic Pests (Co-PI, $3.3 million for 2011-2014)
2010: National Science Foundation for “Effects of International Migration on Land Use and Conservation in Mexico” (Principal Investigator, BCS 0957354, $63,452 for 2010)
2009: Dept. of State, Fulbright-García Robles Fellowship for “Effects of International Migration on Land Use and Conservation Planning in Tropical Mexico” (Principal Investigator, for academic year 2009-10)
Extension & Community Engagement
2013 “When Mutant Mosquitos Attack” The New York Times Magazine. Online Feb 19.
2010 “The Truth about Migration” on The State of Things; Sept. 7; WUNC, North Carolina Public Radio
Select Newspaper Reports:
Melodelgado, Luis and Nora Haenn 2013 “¡Es Hora de Actuar!/It’s Time to Act!” Chatham County Line Vol. 11, issue 1.
__________ 2012 “La Democracia Comienza en Casa/Democracy Begins at Home” Chatham County Line Vol. 10, issue 8.
__________ 2012 “Gary Tyson – Dirigiendo con el Ejemplo/ Leading by Example – Chief Gary Tyson Speaks Out” Chatham County Line Vol. 10, issue 7.
__________ 2012 “De Hambrientos y Cansados/Of the Tired and Hungry” Chatham County Line Vol. 10, issue 6.
__________ 2012 “Retenes Móviles Eplotan al Inmigrante en Siler City/Siler City Roadblocks Exploit Undocumented Immigrants” Chatham County Line Vol. 10, issue 4.
Haenn, N., E. Olson, J. Martinez-Reyes, and L. Durand (accepted) Between Capitalism, the State, and the Grassroots: Mexico’s Contribution to a Global Conservation Debate Conservation and Society.
Haenn,N. 2011 “Who’s Got the Money Now?: Conservation-Development Meets the Nueva Ruralidad in Southern Mexico” in H. Kopnina and E. Shoreman, eds. Environmental Anthropology Today, Routledge Press.
Haenn, N. 2010 “A Sustaining Conservation for Mexico?” in International Handbook of Environmental Sociology. G. Woodgate and M. Redclift, eds. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, Pub.
Shoreman, E. and N. Haenn 2009 Regulation, Conservation, and Collaboration: Ecological Anthropology in the Mississippi Delta. Human Ecology 37: 95-107.
Haenn, N. 2006 The Changing and Enduring Ejido: A State and Regional Examination of Mexico’s Land Tenure Counter-Reforms. Land Use Policy 23:136-146.
Haenn, N. 2004 New Rural Poverty: The Tangled Web of Environmental Protection and Economic Aid in Southern Mexico. Journal on Poverty. 8(4):97-117. [Reprinted 2004 in Poverty and Inequality in the Latin American-U.S. Borderlands :Implications of U.S. Interventions,pp. 97-117, K. Kilty and E. Segal, eds. New York: Haworth Press.]
Select recent presentations
2013 “What If People Choose Environmental Change?: A Response to Resilience Theory from Southern Mexico” N. Haenn, B. Schmook and C. Radel, Society for Anthropology of North America, Durham, NC.
2012 “New Migration and Old U.S.-Mexico Ties” NCSU Office of International Affairs, Global Issues Seminar
2012 “State Transfer Payments, Gendered Labor Migration, and Women’s Resource Access and Control” C. Radel, B. Schmook, N. Haenn, and C. Méndez. Annual meetings of Conference of Latin American Geographers, Mérida, Mexico.
2011 “Methodologies for Nature-Society Research” Dimensions of Political Ecology, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
2011 “How Might Conservation be both Dominant and Marginal?” Dimensions of Political Ecology, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
2010 “The Ejido as Moral Authority: International Migration and the Globalized Ejido” with Birgit Schmook 70th Annual Meeting of Society for Applied Anthropology, Mérida, Mexico
2010 “Experiencias de los programas doctorales en el extranjero” El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chetumal, Mexico
2009 “Metodologias cualitativas en el campo” ECOSUR’ El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Chetumal, Mexico
Associate Professor Anthropology and International Studies
Program Director, International Studies
Co-PI IGERT in Genetic Engineering and Society
- Ph.D. in Anthropology from Indiana University, 1998
- B.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, 1989