Maron E. Greenleaf

|Lecturer and Reseach Associate
Academic Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer

A sociocultural anthropologist and legal scholar, I study the governance of “the environment” and “the economy” in the context of climate change and environmental degradation. I am particularly interested in how market-based environmental governance and the new forms of value it generates can both exacerbate inequality and enable new political practices and relations.

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Silsby 413A
HB 6047


  • B.A. Yale University
  • J.D. NYU School of Law
  • Ph. D. Stanford University

Selected Publications

Works In Progress

  • Greenleaf, Maron. Forest Lost: Commodifying Carbon in the Brazilian Amazon. (Book manuscript)

  • Greenleaf, Maron. “Beneficiaries of Forest Carbon: Precarious Inclusion in the Brazilian Amazon.”

Selected other writing

Greenleaf, Maron. 2019. "California Polluters May Soon Be Able to Buy Carbon ‘Offsets’ from the Amazon—is that Ethical?” The Conversation, September 26, 2019. 

Greenleaf, Maron and Amelia Moore. 2016. "2015 Rappaport Student Prize Winner Maron Greenleaf Interviewed by Amelia Moore.” Anthropology News.