Society & Natural Resources Announces the Second Annual
“Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field
Outstanding Article Award”

The Editors and Editorial Board of Society & Natural Resources
are pleased to announce the winner of SNR’s second annual
“Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award”



Heather O’Leary. (2016). “Between stagnancy and affluence: reinterpreting water poverty and domestic flows in Delhi, India.” Society & Natural Resources 29 (6): 639-653.

Heather O’Leary’s article was selected through a competitive process by SNR’s Editors and Editorial Board, who judged it “Outstanding Article” of 2016 for its innovative and meaningful contribution to the study of society and natural resources, and its promise to be influential over time.

O’Leary, Lecturer in Environmental Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, received a $500 cash prize sponsored by Taylor & Francis, publisher of SNR. The author was formally recognized at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 19-22, 2017, in Umea, Sweden.


Two other research articles published in Society & Natural Resources Volume 29 (2016) were designated Award Finalists:

Tobias Haller, Greg Acciaioli & Stephan Rist. (2016). “Constitutionality: conditions for crafting local ownership of institution-building processes.” Society & Natural Resources 29 (1): 68-87.

Gutu Olana Wayessa & Anja Nygren. (2016). “Whose decisions, whose livelihoods? Resettlement and environmental justice in Ethiopia.” Society & Natural Resources 29 (4): 387-402.

SNR‘s “Outstanding Article Award” is named in honor of the journal’s founding co‑Editors, Rabel J. Burdge (Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Donald R. Field (Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison).

Please join SNR’s editorial team in congratulating Dr. Heather O’Leary for her exceptional contribution to Society & Natural Resources and its sponsoring scientific society, the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR).