Noah Pleshet

Assistant Professor



Annex C, 32A

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Dr. Noah Pleshet (he/him/his) is an applied sociocultural and environmental anthropologist who studies how culture and language affect human experiences of environmental change, the management of cultural and natural resources, and human-nonhuman animal interactions. He completed his PhD at New York University in 2016, and has ongoing research projects in central Australia and the American Southwest.

Dr. Pleshet has a decade of experience as a practicing and applied anthropologist, focused on working with Indigenous Australian and Native North American Tribal governments, communities, and organizations. This work included research related to cultural resource management initiatives, impact assessments for Infrastructure developments, cultural landscape and place studies, and consultations for natural resource management actions.

Dr. Pleshet is committed to mentoring undergraduate students, and is actively seeking proposals from prospective graduate students at the MA and PhD levels, within areas of focus including applied cultural resource management, social science approaches to studying environmental change and management, and the linkages between cultural landscapes and infrastructure design and development.

Courses taught

  • ANTH1001: Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
  • ANTH1003: Environment and Climate Change
  • ANTH2011: Environment and Infrastructure

Selected publications

Pleshet, N. 2018. "Caring for Country: History and Alchemy in the Making and Management of Indigenous Australian Land." Oceania 88 (2): 183-201

Pleshet, N. and R. Elvin. 2013. "Orbiting in Place: A West Kimberley case study of Indigenous Employment and Service Relations." Alice Springs, Australia: Centre for Appropriate Technology, CAT Discussion Papers

Stoffle, RW, Van Vlack KA, Sittler, CE, Lim, HH, Johnson, CM, Kays, CR, Penry, GK, and Albertie, M, Pleshet, N. 2020. New Voices In Old Lands: Native American Museum Consultations In Arches, Canyonlands, And Hovenweep National Parks. The Applied Anthropologist, Vol 40(1):23-35.