Heather Anne Swanson Artist
Heather Anne Swanson is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Aarhus University, as well as Director of the Aarhus University Centre for Environmental Humanities (https://ceh.au.dk). With a long-standing interest in fish, rivers, and oceans, her current work broadly explores how political economies and ecologies are intertwined. Swanson has been a founding member of several research groups that focus on transdisciplinary methods and collaboration across the natural and social sciences, including the Carlsberg Foundation-funded Ecological Globalization group and the Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene project (headed by Anna Tsing). She is a co-editor of Domestication Gone Wild: Politics and Practices of Multispecies Relations (Duke University Press) and Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet (Minnesota University Press), as well as the author of numerous articles on topics ranging from Japanese salmon hatcheries to railroad infrastructure. Her new book, Spawning Modern Fish: Transnational Comparison in the Making of Japanese Salmon (Univ of Washington Press), is forthcoming in 2022.