Andrea Murray

Andrea Murray

Lecturer in Sociocultural Anthropology

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mailing address:

  • Washington University
    CB 1114
    One Brookings Drive
    St. Louis MO 63130

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.



Select Publications

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.