About the Author
Mette M. High is a Reader in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. Focusing on natural resources such as metals and fossil fuels, her research explores how global economic processes intersect with intimate moral views. She conducts research in Mongolia and the United States, and her recent publications include Fear and Fortune: Spirit worlds and emerging economies in the Mongolian gold rush (2017) and Exploring the anthropology of energy: Ethnography, energy and ethics (co-edited with J. Smith, 2017).
Jessica M. Smith is Associate Professor in the Engineering, Design, and Society Division at the Colorado School of Mines. Focusing on the American West, her research explores how people, from technicians to engineers and executives, experience work in mining, oil and gas. Her publications include Mining coal and undermining gender: Rhythms of work and family in the American West (2014); Exploring the anthropology of energy: Ethnography, energy and ethics (co-edited with M. High, 2017); and Engaging the underground: An STS field in formation (co-edited with A. Kinchy and R. Phadke, 2018).