Lesley Green is director of Environmental Humanities South. She is an associate professor of Anthropology in the School of African and Gender Studies, Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is the editor of Contested Ecologies: Dialogues in the South on Nature and Knowledge (Human Sciences Research Council Press, 2013) and co-author, with David Green, of Knowing the Day, Knowing the World: Engaging Amerindian Thought in Public Archaeology (Arizona University Press, 2013). Her new book Rock, Water, Life: Science, Environmentalism and Decoloniality in South Africa is coming out in 2018.
Her work focuses on the intersection of science studies, anthropology and philosophy in the anthropocene, and her current research work spans fisheries, energy policy, and ecological modelling.
This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: “What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?”
This essay highlights prominant and upcoming individuals working on critical science and technology issues in Africa and is part of a broader exhibit on "STS in Africa."