Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Costs of War

Bridget Guarasci

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Franklin & Marshall College

Bridget Guarasci is an environmental anthropologist whose work examines how war and conflict generate ecological life in the Arab majority world. Her book manuscript Ecology of War: Iraq’s Marshes on the Battlegrounds of War considers how multinational investments in the biodiversity conservation of Iraq’s southern marshes during the US occupation and UN reconstruction era facilitated their extraction of oil and water in the same geological field.

Areas of Interest: War, migration, waterworlds, ecology, nature, materiality