P. Joshua Griffin is an assistant professor of marine and environmental affairs and American Indian studies at the University of Washington. He is a scholar of settler descent working at the intersections of Indigenous studies, political ecology, critical environmental anthropology, climate change and environmental justice. His community-engaged research focuses on Arctic Indigenous ecologies, climate change, environmental health, food sovereignty, hunting and fishing governance, and environmental planning.
As winds and waves from Typhoon Merbok devastated communities along the coast of Western Alaska in 2022, Reppi Swan Sr.’s phone began to ring at Kivalina, a barrier island 80 miles above the Arctic Circle. A neighboring family had lost 3 feet of land to the rumbling lagoon, and their home was now sitting just […]