Andrea Murray

Lecturer in Sociocultural Anthropology
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    • Washington University
    • CB 1114
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis MO 63130
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    Andrea Murray is an environmental anthropologist whose research interests include tourism, sustainable development, political ecology, and island vulnerabilities.

    Her fieldsites include the islands of Okinawa (Japan) and the Turks & Caicos Islands (Caribbean). She is committed to undergraduate education, and is currently developing new Global Health & Environment courses that will bring the political ecology of St. Louis to life for her students through an exploration of local place-making and community-building projects.



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    2017 Footprints in Paradise: Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa. Berghahn: New Directions in Anthropology, Volume 40.

    2015 “There Once Was an Island: Bringing Southern Pacific Perspectives to the Climate Change Conversation,” The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, Vol. 13, Issue 48, No. 3.