Drew (Richard) Marcantonio
Postdoctoral Teaching Scholar
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”.
- Marcantonio, R.A. 2020 “Toxicity travels in a changing climate.” Environmental Science & Policy. no 114: 560-569 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.029
- Marcantonio R.A. and Kristina Hook (Ph.D. ’20), “The Environment in Warfare-Related Policy Making: The case in Ukraine.” Small Wars Journal. 25 October 2020.
- Marcantonio R.A. and Fuentes, Agustín. "A Clear Past and A Murky Future: Life in the Anthropocene on the Pampana River, Sierra Leone." Land 2020, 9, 72
- Marcantonio R.A., Field S, Regan PM (2019) Toxic trajectories under future climate conditions. PLoS ONE 14(12): e0226958. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226958
- Marcantonio, R. A. (2020) Water, anxiety, and the human niche: a study in Southern Province, Zambia, Climate and Development, 12:4, 310-322, DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2019.1617664
- Marcantonio, R. A. (Peace Studies and Anthropology Ph.D. student) and Bolten, C. 2019. "Farmers Facing Climate Change in Southern Zambia." Journal of Transdisciplinary Peace Praxis. Vol. 1 (1) p. 61-84.
- Marcantonio, R.A., Field, S.P., Sesay, P.B. and Lamberti, G. Identifying human health risks from precious metal mining in Sierra Leone. Reg Environ Change 21, 2 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-020-01731-5
- Marcantonio, R.A. (with Mack, Elizabeth A.; Bunting, Erin; Herndon, James; Ross, Amanda; and Zimmer, Andrew) 2021. “Conflict and its relationship to climate variability in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Science of The Total Environment 775. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.145646.
- Kristina Hook & Richard Marcantonio (2022) Environmental dimensions of conflict and paralyzed responses: the ongoing case of Ukraine and future implications for urban warfare, Small Wars & Insurgencies, DOI: 10.1080/09592318.2022.2035098
- Marcantonio, R.A. et al.; The HWISE Research Coordination Network. 2021. "Interpersonal Conflict over Water Is Associated with Household Demographics, Domains of Water Insecurity, and Regional Conflict: Evidence from Nine Sites across Eight Sub-Saharan African Countries" Water 13, no. 9: 1150. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13091150
- Marcantonio R, Javeline D, Field S, Fuentes A (2021) Global distribution and coincidence of pollution, climate impacts, and health risk in the Anthropocene. PLoS ONE 16(7): e0254060. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254060