1012 Moore Hall
Ph.D., Cultural Anthropology and Environmental Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, 2001
Garbage, recycling, environmental politics, biofuels
Regional focus: North American borders, Mexico
Sarah Hill is a cultural anthropologist who examines patterns of disposal in order to see what discards can tell us about politics and culture. She is at work on a book that explores how garbage changes as it moves across the borders between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. She's particularly interested in how debates in Michigan over Toronto's trash reflect broader changes in the cross-border economy and the on-going industrial transformations of globalization. Her community work focuses on turning Kalamazoo's kitchen grease into a biofuel for local public fleets. With a team of chemistry faculty she co-founded and directs Bronco Biodiesel. She also holds a joint appointment in Environmental Studies.