Dr. Cindy Isenhour
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Climate Change
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 2010
M.A., Colorado State University, 2001
B.A., Miami University, 1997
– Economic and environmental anthropology, political ecology.
– Commodity chains, consumption, embodied energy and emissions, climate change.
– Environmental load displacement, unequal exchange, environmental justice.
– Sustainability, environmental movements, governance and policy.
– Environmental risk perception and decision making.
– Urbanization, climate adaptation and global cities.
2015 Cindy Isenhour, Melissa Checker & Gary McDonogh. Sustainability in the Global City: Myth and Practice. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2015 Melissa Checker, Gary McDonogh & Cindy Isenhour. Introduction: Sustainability as Myth and Practice in the Global City. In Sustainability in the Global City, Isenhour et. al. eds. Cambridge University Press.
2015 Isenhour, Cindy. Green Capitals Reconsidered: The Carbon Emissions Associated with Urban Consumption. In Sustainability in the Global City, Isenhour, Checker & McDonogh, eds. Cambridge University Press.
2014 Isenhour, Cindy and Kuishuang Feng. Decoupling and Displaced Emissions: On Swedish Consumers, Chinese Producers and Policy to Address the Climate Impact of Consumption. Journal of Cleaner Production. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.12.037
2014 Isenhour, Cindy. Trading Fat for Forests: Palm Oil, Tropical Deforestation and Environmental Governance. Conservation & Society 12(3): 257-267.
2014 Peterson, Nicole and Cindy Isenhour. Moving Beyond the Legacy of the Rational Actor in Environmental Governance: An Introduction. Conservation & Society 12(3): 229-232.
2012 Isenhour, Cindy. The Devil in the Deal: Trade-Embedded Emissions and the Durban Platform. Ethics, Policy & Environment Special Issue on the Durban Platform 15(3):303-308.
2012 Isenhour, Cindy. On the Politics of Climate Knowledge: Sir Giddens, Sweden and the Paradox of Climate (In)Justice. Local Environment: International Journal of Justice and Sustainability 17(9).
2012 Isenhour, Cindy. Can Consumer Demand Deliver Sustainable Food?: Recent Research in Sustainable Consumption Policy & Practice. Environment & Society 2(1): 5-28.
2011 Checker, Melissa, Cindy Isenhour & Gary McDonogh. Introduction: Sustainability in the City. City & Society Special issue on Urban Sustainability 23(3)113-117.
2011 Isenhour, Cindy. How the Grass Became Greener in the City: Urban Imaginings and Practices of Sustainability. City & Society 23(2):118-138.
2010 Isenhour, Cindy. On Conflicted Swedish Consumers, the Effort to “Stop Shopping” & Neoliberal Environmental Governance. Journal of Consumer Behavior Special Issue on Anti-Consumption and Sustainability 9(6): 454-469.
2010 Isenhour, Cindy. Building Sustainable Societies: A Swedish Case Study on the Limits of Reflexive Modernization. American Ethnologist 37(3):511-525.