Brittney Hammons



Advisor: Michael Cepek

Degrees: B.A. Anthropology from University of Texas at Austin

Dissertation/Thesis Topic: My research focuses on differences in values and perceptions of sustainable/”green” development and climate change mitigation policy between the indigenous Sami people of Norway and the Norwegian government. Indigenous land rights and identities and values surrounding place are important to this research, as well as exploring internal contradictions in Norwegian governmental policies on Sami rights, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development. My field sites will be Tromsø and Karasjok, both in far Northern Norway within the Arctic circle.

Research Interests: Climate Change Adaptation, Sustainable Development, Alternative/Renewable/”Green” Energy Development and Management, Applied, engaged, and public anthropology, Anthropology of Place, Environmental Anthropology, Indigenous Land Rights

Publications: Hammons, Brittney. Review of The Price of Thirst: Global Water Inequality and the Coming Chaos, by Karen Piper. Environment and Society 7, (September 1, 2016): 129-150. DOI:


Location of Research:Norway


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