American Anthropologist Volume 122, Issue 4Former Visiting Fellow Stuart Kirsch (fall 2016) recently published two articles on how Pacific Islanders have influenced global climate change policy regimes. "Why Pacific Islanders Stopped Worrying about the Apocalypse and Started Fighting Climate Change" appeared in American Anthropologist in 2020. It is also available through the online journal Open Anthropology 9 (3). A companion essay "Talanoa Dialogue at UN Climate Change Meetings: The Extraordinary Encompassment of a Scale-Climbing Pacific Speech Genre" appeared in Oceania in September. 

Kirsch is a professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan.