Kane researches the political ecology of water. From port cities of Brazil, Argentina and Singapore to the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, Kane’s ethnography explores the way river and coastal city inhabitants embed themselves into the planetary crust and negotiate water disasters (flooding, pollution, dispossession). Her non-fiction creative writing brings geoscience, engineering, law, social life and art into conversation to highlight social justice and environmental justice. Her books include Where Rivers Meet the Sea: The Political Ecology of Water(also in audio version); AIDS Alibis: Sex, Drugs and Crime in the Americas; The Phantom Gringo Boat: Shamanism and Development in Panama; and a volume co-edited with Phil Parnell Crime's Power: Anthropologists and the Ethnography of Crime.
Global and International Studies Building, 1001