About Amber Huff

Research Fellow

Amber is a social anthropologist and political ecologist. Her primary areas of interest include resource politics, the production of social, environmental, and health policy, and the politics of indigeneity and autochthony in resource struggles. Her research projects have involved investigating relationships among environmental policy production and human health and wellbeing, and studying the economic, social-structural, clinical, and policy contexts of healthcare quality and access. She is interested in developing innovative methodological and analytic strategies for understanding relationships between policy processes and human wellbeing, and for understanding how people perceive, respond to, and cope with the dynamic processes of social and environmental change.

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Just another drop in the bucket on World Water Day?

Each year, the United Nations uses World Water Day as an opportunity to raise awareness and demand action around the global water crisis. Each year, there is a theme. This year’s theme is wastewater, framed as a ‘grossly undervalued as a potentially affordable and sustainable source of water, energy, nutrients and other recoverable materials’ (pdf)….

Political Ecology: resources, power and justice

With conceptual roots in political economy and cultural ecology, as well as close relationships with development studies and science and technology studies, the multidisciplinary field of political ecology shares a number of theoretical and methodological complementarities with the STEPS Centre’s pathways approach. In early September 2014, the Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University hosted an…