Associate Professor of Teaching, Department of Anthropology, University of Memphis


Dr. Ted Maclin is an anthropologist and ecologist based in the USA in the rural state of Tennessee. His research is on climate justice and climate industrialization: the development of the electric vehicle industry in formerly rural areas. In his work he investigates the political economies that disrupt and stabilize particular assemblages of humans, materials, environments, and technologies, and the resulting effects on climate justice.
He has also conducted international research on policy, organizations, knowledge, and networks. His Ph.D. (University of Georgia 2015) dissertation explored shifting organizational culture and social networks in the WWF Global Arctic Program. He has also published research on international environmental policy development within the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, particularly around biofuels issues.

Selected publications

2022 Maclin, Edward. Learning Management Systems as Anti-Convivial Tools. Fast Capitalism. 19(1). doi: 10.32855/fcapital.202201.010

2015 Witter, Rebecca; Suiseeya, Kim; Gruby, Rebecca; Hitchner, Sarah; Maclin, Edward; Borque, Maggie; and J. Peter Brosius. Moments of influence at the 10th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity. Environmental Politics. 24:6. 894 – 912.

2014 Scott, Deborah; Hitchner, Sarah; Maclin, Edward; and Juan Luis Dammert Bello. Fuel for the Fire: Biofuels and the Problem of Translation at the Tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Global Environmental Politics. 14:3.

2012 Haggerman, Shannon; Witter, Rebecca; Corson, Catherine; Suarez, Daniel; Maclin, Edward; Borque, Maggie; and Lisa Campbell. On the coattails of climate? Opportunities and threats of a warming Earth for biodiversity conservation. Global Environmental Change. 22(3):724-735.

2010 Maclin, Edward M. and Juan Luis Dammert. Setting the stage for biofuels: Policy texts, community of practice, and institutional ambiguity at the Fourth World Conservation Congress. Conservation and Society. 8(3):312-319.