Author: Kim Fortun

About Kim

Kim Fortun

Kim Fortun is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine. Her research and teaching focus on environmental injustice and governance, experimental ethnography, and the poetics and politics of knowledge infrastructure.

Fortun’s research has examined how people in different geographic and organizational contexts understand environmental problems, uneven distributions of environmental health hazards, developments in the environmental health sciences, and factors that contribute to disaster vulnerability. Fortun’s publications include "Advocacy After Bhopal Environmentalism, Disaster, New Global Orders" (2001), “Ethnography in Late Industrialism” (2012) and “Cultural Analysis in/of the Anthropocene” (2021).