Dr. Elisabeth Moolenaar teaches anthropology and sociology in the Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice department at Regis University. She has held previous teaching positions at the Colorado School of Mines, University of Bremen in Germany, and Senior Academy at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. Her diverse research is broadly centered on identity, belonging, and processes of identification and subjectivation, and the socio-cultural context of energy production. Her most recent project focuses on the impacts of conventional natural gas extraction in rural communities in the Netherlands.  She has conducted ethnographic research in the United States, China, and the Netherlands. While her doctorate is in Cultural Anthropology (Brandeis University) she also holds a Master’s degree in Political Science (University of Amsterdam) and a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies (Brandeis University). Moolenaar is the secretary to the Energy Anthropology Network of the European Association for Social Anthropology, a reviewer for the journal Human Organization, and is an co-organizer and reviewer of the Eric Wolf Prize awarded by the Political Ecology Society. Dr. Moolenaar is a member of the American Anthropological Association, the European Association for Social Anthropology, The Political Ecology Society, and the Energy Impacts Research Coordination Network.