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About Daniel West

I am a PhD student in Columbia University's Department of Anthropology. My dissertation is a political ecology of Hawaiʻi, informed by local responses to environmental stewardship, sovereignty, and Polynesian cultural renaissance(s).

My previous writing has traced the contours of the Anthropocene across art, architecture, science, technology, and economics over a decade-long career in journalism, from London to Berlin and Beijing. I am the joint inaugural recipient of the Columbia Department of Anthropology’s Elaine Combs-Schilling Award, and also serve as a Mentor for AuthorAID—an international network promoting intellectual exchange between the Global North and South.

You can access my selected publications on Academia.edu. Rather than funding that work, I encourage you to support one or more of the following ...

KAHEA, an environmental nonprofit that protects Hawaiian lands and waters 
The Red Nation, which works towards radical decolonial futures
Imani Barbarin, who centres dis/ability diversity
RAICES, which supports US immigrants and refugees in their struggle for security
Extinction Rebellion, which fights for our planet's survival, worldwide
The Audre Lorde Project, which fosters LGBTQ2+ solidarity between NYC BIPOC folk
* Working Class History, which amplifies "histories from below"

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