Drew (Richard) Marcantonio

Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar

Drew (Richard) Marcantonio

1110 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phone: (574) 631-6970

Drew (Richard) Marcantonio holds a Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Notre Dame (2018), a Master of Public Affairs degree in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management from Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (2016) and a B.A. in Geography and the Environment from the University of Texas at Austin (2009). Drew is a Richard and Peggy Notebaert Premier Fellow (2016-2021) and a Mullen Family Fellow (2017-2018) and was awarded the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship (2018-2021), a nationally competitive and distinguished honor.

Drew’s current research integrates social and environmental science methods and theories to develop a concept of environmental violence, the process by which humans are harmed and/or have their everyday lives altered by human-produced toxic and non-toxic pollution. Central components of this work include Earth Systems and human niche construction theory, an understanding of global environmental change and risk, and the identification of patterns and processes, global to local in scale, that facilitate and result as a function of environmental violence.

Drew is currently leading two projects. In one he is partnering with an international disaster relief organization regarding climate change-driven extreme weather events across island locations. The second, with the Conservation Society of Sierra Leone, focuses on the effects of mining along the Pampana River. In partnering with active organizations and conducting interdisciplinary research, Drew’s work contributes to socio-environmental scholarship, policy and the efforts of practitioners alike.

While a postdoctoral scholar at the Kroc Institute, in addition to teaching on environmental violence, Drew will be completing two book projects. The first is a textbook, titled “Environmental Management: Practical Concepts and Skills”, co-authored with Marc Lame (under contract with Cambridge University Press). The second book is the result of his dissertation manuscript and is titled “Environmental Violence in the Earth System and the Human Niche”.

Recent Work