Alexander Dunlap

Image of Alexander Dunlap
Norwegian version of this page
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 - Market-based Conservation
  • Natural Resource Extraction
  • Renewable & Wind Energy Development
  • 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 Indigenous 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  extraction industries.

Courses taught


  • 2014, Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) Student Scholars Award Competition.
Tags: 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


  • 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 s.
  • 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 s.
Published May 14, 2019 2:39 PM - Last modified Sep. 11, 2019 10:44 AM