Assistant Professor of Anthropology
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Ph.D. University of Maine

M.S. University of Tennessee

B.A. Brooks Institute of Photography


Political ecology; political ontology; postcolonial/decolonial studies; anthropology of development; environmental anthropology; science and technology studies; critical theories of race and racialization; climate change; Latin America; Peru

My current research takes a political ecology, political ontology and postcolonial approach to understanding climate change and adaptation politics, the social construction of vulnerability and inequality, and ethics in collaborative environmental governance in human and more-than-human worlds. My doctoral work (in process towards a book), focuses on collaborative adaptation struggles in the Peruvian Andes among highland campesinos, NGOs and state actors and advances a decolonial proposal for doing adaptation otherwise. I have also conducted research on the politics of techno-scientific and expert-driven adaptation decision making in Hampton Roads, Virginia.



Cultural Anthropology

Political Ecology of Climate Change

Race and Racism in Education


Haverkamp, J. (2021). Collaborative survival and the politics of livability: Towards adaptation otherwise. World Development. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2020.105152

Haverkamp, J.A.R. (2017). Politics, values and reflexivity: The case of adaptation to climate change in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Environment and Planning A 49(11), 2673-2692. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X17707525

Till, C., Haverkamp, J., White, D., & Bhaduri, B. (2018). Understanding climate-induced migration through computational modeling: A critical overview with guidance for future efforts. The Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, 15(4), 415-435.

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