Dr Yancey Orr

Non-Resident FellowUnited States Studies Centre

Dr Yancey Orr is a Non-Resident Fellow at the United States Studies Centre. He is also an associate professor of environmental science at Smith College. He is conducting comparative research on how Indigenous communities consult federal governments in Australia, the United States, New Zealand, and Canada.
Biography

Dr Yancey Orr is a Non-Resident Fellow at the United States Studies Centre having previously been the United States Studies Centre – American Australian Association Fellow. He is also an associate professor of environmental science at Smith College.

He has conducted academic and applied fieldwork in The Philippines, Indonesia, Western New Guinea, Australia, and North America. This has included consulting for resource extraction industries including comparative analysis of Australia and the United States.

He is writing a book on how Australians experience pleasure in the environment. He has published on topics such as Indigenous histories and environmental interaction, Southeast Asian terrorism, and film and television. The National Science Foundation and the Ford Foundation have funded his research.

He has held academic appointments in Canada, Australia, France and several institutions in the United States as well as serving as an associate editor of Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

He has a PhD from the University of Arizona, an MA from UC Berkeley and an MA and BA from Yale and is an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma.