Assistant Professor | Anthropology
4030 Smith Laboratory
174. W. 18th Avenue
Areas of Expertise
- Environmental anthropology
- Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Florida (2011)
- M.A., Anthropology, University of Florida (2008)
- B.A., Anthropology and Spanish, University of Arizona (2002)
Nick Kawa is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology. His research interests include environmental anthropology, human-plant relations, agrobiodiversity, anthropogenic soils, historical ecology, political ecology, community-based conservation, climate change, and waste management.
Dr. Kawa's recent publications include Amazonia in the Anthropocene: People, Soils, Plants, Forests (University of Texas Press, 2016); “How Religion, Race, and the Weedy Agency of Plants Shape Amazonian Home Gardens”, Culture, Agriculture, Food & Environment, (2016); “Household Agrobiodiversity Management of Amazonian Dark Earths, Oxisols, and Floodplain Soils on the Lower Madeira River, Brazil”, Human Ecology (2015); “A Deep History of Tobacco in Lowland South America”, In Master Plant: Tobacco in Lowland South America; Andrew Russell and Elizabeth Rahman, eds. (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015).