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I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Cornell. Much of my work is set in Baltimore, and considers what efforts to think and enact environmental futures look like from the sedimented space of late industrialism. I am also beginning research on environmentally conscious separatist movements in the Pacific Northwest United States that seek to repair body, soil, and soul from the “corruptions” of the modern age. This website includes links to my recent writing as well as background on my research and teaching. 


For the latest writing, see a special collection I co-edited on Fieldwork Confessionals, recently published in American Anthropologist, Uncertainty in Motion, a new research article in Cultural Anthropology, and Curtis Bay Residents Deserve a Coal-free Future,” a recent op-ed in the Baltimore Sun.

For more information on the No Panels, Just Vibes Collective and our efforts to seed a more restful, playful field, check out our website

Finally, I’m excited to share that my first book, Futures after Progress: Hope and Doubt in Late Industrial Baltimore, is now out with the University of Chicago Press. You can read the open-access version for free here.



chloeahmann [at] cornell [dot] edu

208 McGraw Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853

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