E. Christian Wells

Professor, Dept. of Anthropology; Director, Center for Brownfields Research & Redevelopment, College of Arts & Sciences

Organization: University of South Florida

Education: Ph.D. in Anthropology, Arizona State University

ecwells@usf.edu

(813) 974-2337

USF Tampa Campus, SOC 385

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Dr. Wells is an applied environmental anthropologist with an interdisciplinary background in the social and natural sciences. As  Director of the USF Center for Brownfields Research and Redevelopment, he maintains a diverse portfolio of research projects aimed at improving human and environmental health outcomes of re/development efforts in marginalized communities. His current research examines water and sanitation technology transitions in underserved communities.

Subject Areas:
Data Analysis/Modeling, Geology/Soils, Policy/Legal Management, Social/Cultural/Institutional, Sustainability, Water Quality, Water Treatment

  • Libby, J., Wells, C.E., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2020). Moving up the Sanitation Ladder while Considering Function: An Assessment of Indigenous Communities, Pit Latrine Users, and Their Perceptions of Resource-recovery Sanitation Technology in Panama. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(23), 15405-15413. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c04120
  • Meehan, K., Jepson, W., Harris, L.M., Wutich, A., Beresford, M., Fencl, A., London, J., Pierce, G., Radonic, L., Wells, E.C., Wilson, N.J., Adams, E.A., Arsenault, R., Brewis, A., Harrington, V., Lambrinidou, Y., McGregor, D., Patrick, R., Pauli, B., Pearson, A.L., Shah, S., Splichalova, D., Workman, C., & Young, S. (2020). Exposing the myths of household water insecurity in the global north: A critical review. WIREs Water, 7(6). doi: 10.1002/wat2.1486
  • Wells, E.C., Webb, W.A., Prouty, C.M., Zarger, R.K., Trotz, M.A., Whiteford, L.M., & Mihelcic, J.R. (2019). Wastewater Technopolitics on the Southern Coast of Belize. Economic Anthropology, 6(2), 277-290. doi: 10.1002/sea2.12145

Affiliated Faculty

ecwells@usf.edu

(813) 974-2337

USF Tampa Campus, SOC 385

Website