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David Bond

Bennington College

Based in

United States
North America

David Bond writes about the manifold disasters of fossil fuels in North America. His critical scholarship and public engagements brings new attention the longer histories of ecological upheaval that accompanied the American Empire of Oil, paying special attention to how the the ledgers of (environmental) loss and (economic) gain were separated into two entirely distinct fields of technocratic governance.


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David Bond. 2022. “Negative Ecologies: Fossil Fuels and the Discovery of the Environment.” (University of California Press).

David Bond. 2021. “Are PFAS too Toxic too Fail?” The Guardian (Oct 24).

David Bond. 2020. “After Oil.” Anthropology News (April 22).