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Associate Professor in Environment and Development, Australian National University

JOHN F. MCCARTHY lectures in the Australian National University’s Crawford School. He carries out
research into issues of agrarian change, land tenure, environmental governance, and natural resource
policy. He is the author of The Fourth Circle: A Political Ecology of Sumatra’s Rainforest Frontier
(Stanford University Press, 2006); e-mail:


  • 2006–present
    Associate professor, Crawford school, Australian national university


  • 2000 
    Murdoch University, Anthropology/Sociology