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Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit


PhD: Dangerous fortunes: Wealth and patriarchy in the Mongolian informal gold mining economy (2008)


Dr Mette M. High is Reader in the Department of Social Anthropology at University of St Andrews and Director of the Centre for Energy Ethics. Focusing on natural resources such as metals and fossil fuels, her research explores how global economic processes intersect with intimate moral views. Based on fieldwork in Mongolia and the United States, her publications include Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush (Cornell University Press, 2017) and Energy and Ethics? (co-edited with J. Smith, Special Issue of Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 2019).

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