Department of Anthropology, York University, Canada


Caura Wood PhD (abd) in the Department of Anthropology at York University, Canada, is a corporate anthropologist working in the intersections of corporate governance, energy entrepreneurialism and finance.  Her research explores Alberta’s energy assemblage, tracing the specific ways that global capital scales through multiple corporate forms and through multizonal spaces of the Western Canadian Sedimentary basin in pursuit of hydrocarbon returns.

Selected publications

Wood C (2016) Inside the halo zone: Geology, finance, and the corporate performance of profit in a deep tight oil formation, Economic Anthropology 3(1): 43-56.

Wood C (2019) Orphaned wells, oil assets, and debt: the competing ethics of value creation and care within petrocapitalist projects of return. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 25(1): 67-90.