Maggie Woodruff


UC Irvine Irvine, CA
United States


Graduate Student


I am currently a joint degree student (intended JD and Anthropology PhD). Broadly speaking, I’m interested in how people share space, specifically under the inciting factors of threatened habitability (global climate change) and unknown habitability (outer space). I’m curious about how different groups of people - citizens, non-citizens, lawyers, activists, state actors, corporations - negotiate competing histories and relationships with their environments. I am relying on various literatures, from environmental and legal anthropology to science and technology studies (STS), with complimentary interests in visual studies, disability studies, and theories of knowledge.
I imagine using each degree to inform the other in theory and practice. Through engaged research with an eye towards practical policy, I hope to bring grounded interdisciplinary solutions to modern issues.