About

Download my current CV: maclincv_aug_2017.

I am an anthropologist, environmentalist, educator, and writer based in the USA. This site is an experimental space–a personal blog dedicated to the interactions between humans and their environment. This may include thoughts and fragments on ecology, economy, religion, making our human footprints (ecological, economic, carbon, etc.) smaller, slow foods (including barbecue), farming, homesteading arts, and ongoing research.

I have a PhD in anthropology from the University of Georgia, where my work focused on cultural knowledge and social networks within the WWF‘s Global Arctic Programme. My research combines political ecology, the study of networks, and the anthropology of knowledge. My interests include the anthropology of climate change, food, globalization and its effects, small-scale agriculture, energy, knowledge, and ignorance. I am also a father, husband, farmer, Aikido practitioner, homebrewer, and musician. I live with my wife and daughter on my family’s historic farm in West Tennessee.

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