Welcome to the MCTS: Visiting Professor Juno Parreñas

Please join us in welcoming MCTS Visiting Professor Juno Parreñas, who will be staying with us from June through July 2018.

Juno Salazar Parreñas’ ethnographic research speaks to feminist science studies, environmental humanities, critical development studies, and global political economy.
Her book, Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation, will be published by Duke University Press in late summer 2018 and examines the question of how are we to live and die in this current age of extinction when colonial legacies help determine who and what are in better positions to survive.
She is the editor of Gender: Animals (Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks) which was published in 2017. Her article, “Producing Affect: Transnational volunteerism in a Malaysian orangutan rehabilitation center,” received the 2013 General Anthropology Division’s Exemplary Cross-Field Scholarship Prize, which is one of the American Anthropological Association’s largest prizes for an article.
She is also a featured columnist in the Los Angeles based monthly magazine The Lesbian News.

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