Environment and Society Lab Team
This page records our past and present Environment and Society Lab team. It includes students in the WVU Senior Anthropology Capstone course ANTH 488, as well as Independent Reseachers.
Project Coordinator and Editor
Daniel Renfrew, Ph.D.
Bio: Environmental anthropologist and professor at West Virginia University. Dr. Renfrew has conducted research in Uruguay and the United States. He is interested in questions related to community responses to toxic exposures, environmental justice, environmental subjectivity, and the tensions between resource extraction and conservation.
Department webpage: https://soca.wvu.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty-directory/daniel-renfrew
Photo: Dr. Renfrew in Copacabana, on the shores of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, as part of the 2019 Amizade semester abroad program.
Spring 2023 Staff
Meet the Team!
This year, in lieu of a Capstone, our team consisted of two Senior Researchers; Amanda Mahany and Lauren Bowlin. Together, they created a composite of academic resources pertaining to the Anthropology of PFAS, and they collected PFAS-related media drawn from historic newspapers in the Ohio Valley. Additionally, they travelled to Parkersburg with Dr. Renfrew to interview local activists, as well as visit the original site of Dupont Manufactures.
Amanda Mahany is a Senior Anthropology student from Bethesda, MD. Following graduation she will be pursuing a Masters degree in Social Work at University of Pennsylvania.
Lauren Bowlin is a Senior Anthropology and Religious Studies student from Morgantown, WV. Following graduation, she will being work at Grave Creek Archaeological Mound as an SCA Museum Collections Intern.
Spring 2022 Staff
Meet the Team!
This year we have three research groups consisting of six students each. They are dedicated to the following themes: Environmental Health and Justice; Corporate Strategies; and Science and Regulation
Declan in brainstorming session with the Science and Regulation research group (photo by Savannah Milne)
Environmental Health and Justice
Senior Anthropology student with a minor in Criminology from Cannonsburg, PA!
P.S. That is my guinea pig Dobby.
Senior Sociology major with minors in English and Women and Gender Studies from Venturia, ND
Senior Anthropology major with Minors in Criminology & Forensics from Allison Park, PA
Senior Anthropology student from Boone County, WV.
Pursuing TESOL Masters at WVU
Senior Anthropology and Criminology major from Fairfield, PA
I am a Junior Anthropology and Religious studies student from Morgantown, WV!
I am a Senior Anthropology student with a Minor in Communications from Elkins, WV!
Senior Anthropology and International Studies student from Jefferson County, WV.
Senior Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology student from Boone County, WV.
I am a Senior Anthropology and History student. I am from Morgantown, WV.
Senior Anthropology student minoring in Appalachian Studies from Fayette County, WV!
Science and Regulation
Chloe den Uijl
Sophomore Anthropology and History student from Pearland, TX.
Senior Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies Major from Mannington, WV.
Senior Anthropology Major with a Minor in History from Camptown, Pennsylvania.
Junior Anthropology and Religious Studies Major from McCoole, Maryland.
Senior Forensic Chemistry, Anthropology, and Spanish Major from Rochester, NY.
Senior Anthropology and Psychology Major from Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands!