Genese Marie Sodikoff

  • Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University

Bio: Genese Marie Sodikoff is an associate professor of anthropology at Rutgers University-Newark. Her earlier research examines labor relations in Madagascar’s biodiversity conservation effort, and the entwinement of cultural and biotic extinctions. More recently, she has been studying the anthropology of zoonosis. Her new book project is a multispecies ethnography of the bubonic plague and its effects on Malagasy funerary practices and kinship. She is the author of Forest and Labor in Madagascar: From Colonial Concession to Global Biosphere, and the editor of The Anthropology of Extinction: Essays on Culture and Species Death.