Alexander Antony Dunlap

Postdoctoral Fellow - Senter for utvikling og miljø
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Visiting address Sandakerveien 130 Bygg 2 0484 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1116 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

  • Political Ecology
  • Critical Agrarian Studies - Land Grabbing & Control
  • Green Economy - Energy Infrastructure & Market-based Conservation
  • Natural Resource Extraction
  • Wind Energy Development & Lower-Carbon Infrastructure
  • Social Movements and/or Peoples-in-Movement
  • Colonial Genocide Studies


Alexander Dunlap holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His PhD thesis examined the socio-ecological impact of wind energy development on Zapotec and Ikoot people in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca, Mexico. Alexander's work has critically examined police-military transformations, market-based conservation, wind energy development and extractive projects more generally with coal mining in Germany and copper mining in Peru. Current research investigates the formation of  transnational-super grids and the connections between conventional and renewable energy extraction operations.

Courses taught


  • 2014, Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) Student Scholars Award Competition.
Tags: Anthropology, Energy, Natural Resource Management, Political Ecology, Critical Agrarian Studies, Land Grabbing & Control, Green Economy, Market-based Conservation, Natural Resource Extraction, Renewable & Wind Energy Development, Social Movements, Colonial Genocide Studies


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  • Dunlap, Alexander Antony & Brock, Andrea (2022). Enforcing Ecocide: Power, Policing & Planetary Militarization . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-030-99645-1. 342 p.
  • Dunlap, Alexander & Jakobsen, Jostein (2020). The Violent Technologies of Extraction: Political Ecology, Critical Agrarian Studies and The Capitalist Worldeater. Palgrave Pivot. ISBN 978-3-030-26851-0. 171 p.
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2019). Renewing Destruction: Wind Energy, Conflict and Resistance in a Latin American Context. Rowman & Littlefield International. ISBN 978-1-7866-1066-9. 214 p.

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  • Dunlap, Alexander Antony (2022). The Self-Reinforcing Cycle of Ecological Degradation and Repression: Revealing the Ecological Cost of Policing and Militarization. In Dunlap, Alexander Antony & Brock, Andrea (Ed.), Enforcing Ecocide: Power, Policing & Planetary Militarization . Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-030-99645-1. p. 153–176. doi: https%3A/
  • Dunlap, Alexander Antony (2022). Interrogating Ecocide: Welcome to the Political Economy of Existences . Human Geography. ISSN 1942-7786. p. 1–4. doi: 10.1177/19427786221090169.
  • Dunlap, Alexander Antony (2021). Does Renewable Energy Exist? Fossil Fuel+ Technologies and the Search for Renewable Energy . In Batel, Susana & Rudolph, David (Ed.), A critical approach to the social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructures: Going beyond green growth and sustainability. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-3-030-73698-9. p. 83–102. doi: https%3A/
  • Dunlap, Alexander Antony (2021). Review: A Case for Degrowth. Interface: an international journal for and about social movements. 13(1), p. 398–402.
  • Dunlap, Alexander Antony & Correa-Arce, Martin (2021). Pacifying autonomous land defenders in Oaxaca, Mexico: Human rights groups as social warfare mechanisms. In Menton, Mary & Le Billon, Philippe (Ed.), Environmental Defenders: Deadly Struggles for Life and Territory. Routledge. ISSN 978-0-367-64964-7. p. 180–197.
  • Dunlap, Alexander Antony (2021). Book Review: The Political Economy of Agrarian Extractivism: Lessons from Bolivia by Ben McKay. Journal of Agrarian Change. ISSN 1471-0358. p. 1–6. doi: 10.1111/joac.12443.
  • Dunlap, Alexander Antony (2021). More wind energy colonialism(s) in Oaxaca? Reasonable findings, unacceptable development. Energy Research & Social Science. ISSN 2214-6296. 82, p. 1–7. doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2021.102304.
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2021). Toward an Anarchist Decolonization: A Few Notes. Capitalism Nature Socialism. ISSN 1045-5752. 34(2), p. 62–72. doi: 10.1080/10455752.2021.1879186.
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2020). Review of Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher. 2020. The Conservation Revolution. Journal of political ecology. ISSN 1073-0451. 27(1), p. 1–4.
  • Dunlap, Alexander & Jakobsen, Jostein (2020). Unraveling the Lies of His-story with James Scott and Peter Gelderloos. Capitalism Nature Socialism. ISSN 1045-5752. doi: 10.1080/10455752.2020.1735029.
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2019). Revisiting the wind energy conflict in Gui'Xhi' Ro / Álvaro Obregón: interview with an indigenous anarchist. Journal of political ecology. ISSN 1073-0451. 26(1), p. 150–166. doi: 10.2458/V26I1.23243.
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2018). Review of Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico. NACLA REPORT ON THE AMERICAS. ISSN 1071-4839. 50(1), p. 106–108. doi: 10.1080/10714839.2018.1448608.
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2016). Green Transformations or Rebranding Dystopia? Capitalism Nature Socialism. ISSN 1045-5752. 27(2), p. 141–143. doi: 10.1080/10455752.2016.1178946.
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2016). Counter-insurgency: let's remember where prevention comes from and its implications. Critical Studies on Terrorism. ISSN 1753-9153. 9(2), p. 380–384. doi: 10.1080/17539153.2016.1178487.
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2012). Review: The Propaganda Society: Promotional Culture and Politics in Global Context. Journal of Economic Issues. ISSN 0021-3624. 46(4), p. 1090–1092. doi: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624460412.
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2012). Review: The Myth of Development: The Non-Viable Economies of the 21st Century. Journal of Economic Issues. ISSN 0021-3624. 46(1), p. 247–249.
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2011). Review: Why Doesn't Microfinance Work?: The Destructive Rise of Local Neoliberalism. Journal of Economic Issues. ISSN 0021-3624. 45(5), p. 1012–1014.
  • Dunlap, Alexander (2011). Review: Green Economics: Confronting the Ecological Crisis. Journal of Economic Issues. ISSN 0021-3624. 45(4), p. 1020–1022.

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