Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology
BA (California, Santa Cruz), MA , PhD (Michigan)
Michael Hathaway is an associate professor of Anthropology and associate member of the School for International Studies. His first research project examined global environmentalism and the politics of indigeneity. This work was published as Environmental Winds: Making the Global in Southwest China (University of California Press, 2013). Michael's current ethnographic project examines issues of globalization, commodification, and the making of transnational science through a study of a newly created global commodity, the matsutake mushroom. This project is carried out by a collaborative team of researchers based in Canada and the US. They are tracing the social worlds fostered by this high-value wild mushroom in diverse social and physical settings such as British Columbia, the US Pacific Northwest, Northern Japan, and Southwest China.