Bridget Guarasci

Grant Type

Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship

Institutional Affiliation

Franklin and Marshall College

Grant number

Gr. 10049

Approve Date

October 2, 2020

Project Title

Guarasci, Bridget (Franklin and Marshall College) "Warzone Ecologies: Iraq's Marshes on the Battlefields of War"

BRIDGET GUARASCI, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, received a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship to aid research and writing on “Warzone Ecologies: Iraq’s Marshes on the Battlefields of War.” How does war shape its physical surroundings? And in turn, how is war shaped by its physical surroundings? This ethnographic manuscript ‘ Ecology of War: Iraq’s Marshes on the Battlegrounds of War ‘ provides a fresh perspective on the US occupation of Iraq by studying its environmental impacts, specifically analyzing how the occupation made itself known through wetlands conservation. Anthropologists have looked at the US occupation of Iraq by studying militarization’s forms, but this book refocuses an analysis of war to investigate how a network of political actors pursued environmental conservation as a form of warcraft and a vehicle for resource extraction.