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Nathan Jessee Environmental Studies at Tulane University

Nathan Jessee

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies


Education: PhD in Anthropology, Temple University

Nathan Jessee uses collaborative ethnographic and visual research to learn about the social, political, and cultural dimensions of environmental change in coastal Louisiana. Recent publications include a co-authored interview with Indigenous community leaders in the region that describes Tribal-driven efforts to re-establish food sovereignty, protect sacred sites, and plan for the future and a chapter in Louisiana's Response to Extreme Weather, which reports on findings from four years of ethnographic research alongside Isle de Jean Charles Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Tribal leaders as their resettlement efforts were transformed by international media attention and federal and state investment. Nathan's current book project is based on his doctoral research and focused on legacies of ecocide, community resettlement planning, and the politics of climate change policy in Louisiana.